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Schengen Visa Application Procedure in Dubai

August 1, 2013

So I am going to have my holiday in Europe on September and I have already applied for my visa as early as now (because I’m an OC). I’m going to Greece once again so I was really ecstatic when I found out that VFS in Wafi City is already processing visas as well for Greece. I don’t have to go to Abu Dhabi anymore to apply for my Greece Schengen visa. YAY!!!!

Schengen Visa Application Procedure in Dubai

A Schengen visa is a document that you require if you wish to travel to any countries which is part of this agreement. Once you have this, you may enter the Schengen zone and visit as much countries you want within the validity of your visa. The duration of your total stay in Schengen countries shall not exceed 90 days in a period of 6 months, starting from the date of first entry. The Schengen countries are as follows:

Austria
Belgium
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland

In case you intend to visit several Schengen countries, you have to apply for a Schengen visa at the Embassy/Consulate of the country which is either one of the below:

– your main destination (the Schengen country where you will spend the longest time)
– first point of entry if you are spending the same amount of days in several Schengen countries

So the first step to do is to basically have your itinerary in mind and decide which embassy you’ll be applying for your visa. Since I am only going to Greece, I have applied for a Greek Schengen visa.

Second step is to SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT, they only accept online appointments these days and will no longer accept walk-ins. Once you’ve done so, you may proceed on preparing the supporting documents needed for your visa application. I prefer scheduling an appointment first before preparing the documents since the earlier schedule you get, the better. It means you’ll have more time for the visa application process itself.

Documents required for Schengen Visa Applications for Tourism purposes:

1. Completed application form.

2. Original Passport and photocopy of the passport, must be valid for at least 3 months after the intended date of departure from the Schengen area, issued within the previous 10 years and containing at least 2 consecutive blank pages.

3. Residence visa (original and photocopy), must be valid for at least 3 months after the intended date of departure from the Schengen area.

4. Photocopies of your previous Schengen visas (if any).

5. One recent passport photo with white background.

6. Travel medical insurance. Covering the entire period of intended stay, valid for all Schengen States, covering any expenses which might arise in connection with repatriation for medical reasons, urgency medical attention, emergency hospital treatment or death during your stay (min. coverage €30000). Holiday Guard or RSA Travel insurance usually covers the Schengen visa requirements.

7. Confirmed flight tickets.

8. Proof of financial means, bank statements and payslip.

9. Employment certificate indicating your date of joining, current position and monthly salary.

10. Accommodation reservation.

You may proceed to VFS in Wafi Mall once your appointment date arrives. I went there on the 23rd of July which is actually the peak season to apply for a Schengen visa. The wait during this time is quite unbearable so make sure that you’re ready to spend at least an hour to finish with your appointment. The VFS Global staff will basically check if your requirements are all in order and they will also get your biometrics at the same time (fingerprints and photo). Once done, they will give you a receipt attached to one of your passport copies which you must keep with you will need this when you collect your passport.

Visa Fees:
AED300 for the Visa processing
AED100 for VFS Service fee
AED5 for VFS SMS service
AED30 for VFS courier service

I highly recommend for you to pay for the SMS service so you’ll be able to keep track of what’s happening with your application. For Greece visa, the courier service is not yet available. So I had to go back there to collect my passport with the visa.

My visa was released on the 30th of July, 7 days after my application. They normally advise that it will take about 14 working days for the visa to be released though.

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Greece here I come!!!! Yippppeeeeee!!!! But not until September. 🙁

I have been receiving a lot of emails and comments asking me further questions about Schengen visa application. I tried to answer all of the frequently asked questions on this post: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SCHENGEN VISA APPLICATION. Should you have any other queries that I wasn’t able to answer, please contact the embassy/consulate directly for an accurate information.

Disclaimer: Information above are all correct at the time of application. It is highly advisable to contact the embassy directly should there be any changes on the visa application procedure.

Greece Schengen Visa Application From Dubai

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1,841 Comments

  • Reply Jason November 11, 2018 at 11:12

    Hello beautiful people, I would like to ask if it is easier to get a 6months multiple visa through France or Netherland, which is advisable? I have been to Italy twice (2015 alone and 2016 with my wife ), I intend spending valentine day with her in February and also visit Europe again on her birthday in March,hence am trying to get a multiple visa. Do i need to do flight and hotel booking for both February and March ? Is it advisable to apply with same Italy that i already have two previous visas with? I intend applying Dec 2nd, which of the above consulate will issue the visa on time? Please i need your advice and suggestions as i haven’t applied for scheghen visa recently. Thanks and good luck to everyone waiting for their visas.

  • Reply Mha Abad November 10, 2018 at 08:04

    Hi, me and my friends planned to travel to Schengen countries by April or May next year, Amsterdam, Belgium and Paris most probably. Just want to know, do we have to declare all these places as we’re planning to apply to the Netherlands embassy… if anyone can suggest us please as this is our first time to apply for Schengen visa. Thanks a lot.

  • Reply Umar November 6, 2018 at 17:11

    Hi
    my visa rejected in oct 2017 for sweden as my sister lives there , and reason was that intended stay not justified. i want to ask should i apply again or schengen with hotel and flight tickets ot sister home? and do i need travel history for that and armenia georgia or azarbaijan travel history will be counted ??

  • Reply Chuckie November 4, 2018 at 09:50

    Never ever apply Schengen visa in Czech Republic . Just an advise. They are the most unprofessional people in the planet .

  • Reply EZ November 1, 2018 at 12:22

    PLEAse dont apply for Czech Republic. They are very slow and after 25 days they give you passport with refuse letter . Even though i attach all things and with balance 20K and i tried 3rd time .
    So don’t waiste your money and time . Apply for netherland or other .
    Thank you

  • Reply Anonymous October 30, 2018 at 18:13

    hi, i would like to ask if someone applied visa for czech republic via vfs dubai on oct.15 any update from anyone?

  • Reply Christa Joanna Suinan October 21, 2018 at 09:24

    Hi, How much is required for the bank account?

    • Reply Anonymous November 11, 2018 at 13:24

      Hello beautiful people, I would like to ask if it is easier to get a 6months multiple visa through France or Netherland, which is advisable? I have been to Italy twice (2015 alone and 2016 with my wife ), I intend spending valentine day with her in February and also visit Europe again on her birthday in March,hence am trying to get a multiple visa. Do i need to do flight and hotel booking for both February and March ? Is it advisable to apply with same Italy that i already have two previous visas with? I intend applying Dec 2nd, which of the above consulate will issue the visa on time? Please i need your advice and suggestions as i haven’t applied for scheghen visa recently. Thanks and good luck to everyone waiting for their visas.

  • Reply Chuckie October 20, 2018 at 11:49

    Hello! Just a question .do you know how to withdraw the application in Schengen visa for Czech Republic? I’m planning to withdraw my application because I think they are unable to give me back my passport this week. And i’m traveling to UK next week. Sigh. This visa process makes me hopeless.

    • Reply Lurie October 26, 2018 at 08:12

      Hi Chuckie, did you get your passport back or cancel your application? we’re on the same situation… also waiting for my passport back, and will be traveling to uk. Please let me know what you did. Thank you.

      • Reply Chuckie October 26, 2018 at 15:38

        Hello Lurie .i will request my passport back on Sunday. I feel that they are too busy now with the applications and forget about ours. Others took them 30days to receive the visa

        • Reply Lurie November 3, 2018 at 11:42

          Hi Chukie, I got my passport back already, on the 31st. I think they really stick on 15days processing time coz thats how long it took for mine. I do hope that you already received yours too. Happy travels!

  • Reply Jyo. October 19, 2018 at 05:46

    Hi, i received my schengan visa yesterday. I had applied in vfs netherlands dubai. We had the appointment on 3rd oct and we recieved our passports on 18th oct. we had also requested for a 5 years muliple entry visa and yesssssss we got it ….. now no more hassle for europe travels till 2023….

    • Reply Sanjay Kumar October 23, 2018 at 18:18

      Hi Jyo. Many congratulations for the visa. Let me know how u get it for 5 years? I’ve been to Europe 2 times then didn’t give more than 6 months.
      Are there any additional requirement for 5 years? If any pls let me know because this is wonderful as I’m frequent traveler don’t want the hassle of applying again and again. Pls do mention your nationality as well.

      • Reply Jyo October 25, 2018 at 06:39

        HI Sanjay, All other documents are the same, you just need to add a 5 years multiple entry visa request letter mentioning that you will be spending most no.of days in netherlands and also that you are a frequent traveller to schengen countries… and the visa fees is also the same, there is no additional charges for the 5 years visa. i am Indian.

    • Reply KD October 24, 2018 at 07:18

      Hi JYO,

      May I ask if you purchase a ticket or is it just a dummy ticket? also how much is your closing balance in your statement? Thanks a lot! Appreciate your earliest reply.

      • Reply Jyo October 25, 2018 at 06:52

        Hi KD, it is always the best if you purchase a ticket (refundable), for the last 3 years every time i went for applying my visa i had always submitted the confirmed tickets, but this time i did have some last minute problems and was not able to book a ticket so i had given a dummy ticket… luckily i received the visa…. there is no such thing as a closing balance requirement, they need to check if you have a bank account where your salary is credited every month… also it depends on the length of your travel…. i will travelling for 20 days and i had around 10K in my account, last year i showed only an amount of 8K….. also, do not deposit the money in the last moment before getting the statement, always try to save up some money in your account and get the statement immediately after your salary is credited…

        • Reply KD October 28, 2018 at 10:33

          Hi JYO!

          Is it possible if you can share with me the cover letter that you submit to the netherlands embassy? Thank you so much! here’s my email stan.ley.madrid18@gmail.com

    • Reply Nelle October 24, 2018 at 12:21

      hI jyo! Do you have relative in Netherlands thats why you were granted a 5 year mult entry visa? or anybody can just request it upon application

      • Reply Jyo October 25, 2018 at 06:44

        Hi Nelle, no i do not have any relatives in the netherlands… anyone can apply for a 5 years multiple entry visa… however it is the best if you have a good travel history…. i have 3 schengen visit visas in my passport from last 3 years of travel…

  • Reply KD October 18, 2018 at 09:07

    Hi! Is there anyone here who tried to apply for a schengen visa through vfs netherlands? May I ask to whom I should address the NOC?

    Is it “The Consulate of Kingdom of Netherlands” or is it, “Consular Service Organization, Hague, NL”?

    Also, Is it safe to submit Dummy ticket while the visa is under process?

    Thanks a lot!

    Appreciate your advise!

    • Reply Jyo October 24, 2018 at 05:34

      Hi KD, i had addressed it to – The Consulate General of The Netherlands, Dubai. always, to be on the safer it is the best to give original tickets. However, this time due to some problems i had submitted dummy tickets and i got the visa. we gave on 3rd Oct & received passport on 18th Oct.

      • Reply KD October 25, 2018 at 07:49

        Hi JYO,

        I just want to ask, How did you request for 5 years multi entry? Did you submit cover letter or do you have relatives in netherlands? True enough, the best way is to have a confirmed ticket, but some applicants submitted dummy as well and they’re blessed that they got a visa. 🙂

        • Reply Jyo October 27, 2018 at 05:12

          Hi KD, no i do not have relatives in nethetlands..All other documents are the same, you just need to add a 5 years multiple entry visa request letter mentioning that you will be spending most no.of days in netherlands and if u r a frequent traveller then mention that too..It easier to get 5 years visa if you have a good travel history.

  • Reply cms October 17, 2018 at 08:29

    Me and My husband applied in Italian Consulate but separate place since we are working in diff emirates. Him in Abu Dhabi, me here in Dubai. I applied in CKGS got a message on 18th day (Thursday) but claimed it on Sept 30. I was stress since my husband’s visa was released w/in 3 days time only from VFS abu dhabi. Our first entry is France!! and we will be leaving tomorrow oct 18 hihiih.. Believe!!

  • Reply Kohfee October 16, 2018 at 21:15

    There is but I directly go to the VFS website not the VFS UAE website. Got the ref no and last name.

  • Reply Raider skt October 14, 2018 at 13:27

    Hello.i applied today at vfs netherland for first time
    My travel date is december 1 to december 15.
    Anyone has experience about vfs netherland how long they took for process at off season ?
    Thanks ^__^

    • Reply Jyo October 28, 2018 at 12:53

      Hi Raider, i had given for the visa with vfs netherlands on 3rd Oct and i received my passport back on 18th Oct

  • Reply Joy Pacite October 14, 2018 at 07:55

    Hello,

    Can anyone help me what to do because my application for Netherlands visa is somewhat like overdue. I applied last August 30, 2018 and until now i haven’t receive my passport yet. My departure date that i applied in my application is October 13th but it’s already pass my intended travel date and still my application is in Netherlands embassy if i tracked it online. Is it because of nationality discteoancies? I’m a Philippine national by the way.

    Your advices is much appreciated.

    • Reply Jyo October 27, 2018 at 05:03

      Hi Joy, did u get the passport? If not, its the best if you call the netherlands consulate directly. Sometimes it can happen that some extra documents are required and they must have not informed vfs.

  • Reply Vivian October 13, 2018 at 08:37

    Hi everyone, just want to know what will happen when I arrived late in my appointment at VFS wafi Mall? My appointment is 10:45 in the morning tomorrow Oct 14, unluckily I have to attend an important meeting in the morning and im not sure what time it will finish. Can i arrive at least 30 minutes late? I can not reschedule my appointment because my flight will be on November 5 and the latest available appointment is Oct 23.

  • Reply Chuckie October 12, 2018 at 19:32

    Hello. Anyone applied in VFS Czech Republic here? I wanna ask how long does they normally process a visa? Thanks

    • Reply Sh October 15, 2018 at 11:58

      Hey Chuckie,

      Mine is still under process..its been 26 calendar days. Usually they process within 15 days, I guess mine is an exception. Waiting for my passport to get back.

      • Reply Chuckie October 19, 2018 at 02:30

        Hello SH have you got your visa?

        • Reply Sh October 23, 2018 at 18:29

          Have to collect my passport tomorrow..I hope I get the visa. Fingers crossed! By the way its over 30 days they kept our passports..so no clue.

          • Chuckie October 24, 2018 at 17:43

            Best of luck Sh! Did they contact you that your passport is ready for collection?

        • Reply Sh October 24, 2018 at 18:47

          Yes, vfs sent an sms and email.
          Have you got your passport back Chuckie?

          • Chuckie October 26, 2018 at 20:33

            Not yet Sh. Have you got your visa? I am planning to withdraw my application on Sunday. Czech processes visa very slow now unlike before.

  • Reply Sh October 11, 2018 at 21:31

    Applied on 19th sep and its been 22 calendar days already…has anyone applied during the same dates for czech? Processing time is 15 calendar days.

    • Reply Amir October 15, 2018 at 11:00

      I have applied for CZECH Republic on 8oct still nothing .
      Anybody got who applied on same date?

      • Reply Chuckie October 15, 2018 at 11:09

        Hi Amir. When is your travel date?

      • Reply Sh October 15, 2018 at 11:54

        I applied on 19th September, it’s been 26th calendar day today. I don’t know why is it taking so long when they have mentioned 15 calendar days.

      • Reply Sh October 15, 2018 at 11:55

        What is your travel date?

        • Reply Chuckie October 15, 2018 at 15:28

          Really. It gets me terrified now. I just submitted my application earlier at VFS Czech in Abu Dhabi coz no schedules in Dubai anymore. My travel is on 29th 🙁

          • Sh October 23, 2018 at 18:31

            Have you got your passport back chuckie?

        • Reply Chuckie October 24, 2018 at 17:40

          Hi Jyo. Not yet. Did you withdraw your application or is your passport ready? I want to withdraw my application. I think Czech process very slow right now compared before .

      • Reply Chuckie October 23, 2018 at 14:11

        Hello Amir .Have you got your visa?

      • Reply Chuckie October 30, 2018 at 12:53

        Hi amir. Have you got your visa?

  • Reply beyvoyage October 11, 2018 at 13:00

    Hello Guys,

    I have applied for France visa last September 17 and until today October 11, 2018 still there’s no update. those who applied later than my application date are denied.
    I booked my ticket to Paris on October 28.

    Any update for the otjers?

    • Reply Sh October 15, 2018 at 15:28

      Did you get your passport back?

      • Reply Anonymous October 24, 2018 at 20:10

        Yes, after more than a month of waiting French Consulate rejected my application. Dont apply to their consulate.

    • Reply Makhy October 16, 2018 at 15:17

      Hi Guys, It’s been 29 days since I lodged my application to VFS in Dubai. I contacted directly the French Consulate and it turns out that they’re waiting for additional documents. Which is they didnt informed VFS regarding this. I am waiting, and they’re also waiting. Right now, I passes my bank statement again and waiting for their decision. Oughhhhh.

      I dont know what happened why it’s not updated in the VFS and no one contacted me.

    • Reply Anonymous October 28, 2018 at 18:42

      Hi bevoyage, may i know your nationality?

  • Reply Kohfee October 8, 2018 at 05:44

    Hi, I applied in VFS Netherlands in Dubai last October 4, I was just checking the track application site because I didn’t received any messages that my application is process since last time I applied with Germany, I received a msg and I can track it saying application is process but now Netherlands, it says “No details found matching with the Passport no. and date of birth.” Anyone had the same issue with me or this is just the flow of Netherlands like to just wait once its verified

    • Reply Nini October 8, 2018 at 14:18

      Same here.. when i checked with passport no and dob it showed no details found… better check with ur reference no and last name .. that will show ur xact tracking details

      • Reply Kohfee October 16, 2018 at 21:14

        Checked it on different URL, and now its okay but still visa is under process. How about you Nini?

    • Reply Anonymous October 9, 2018 at 05:29

      Hi Kohfee, i applied on the 3rd October, but for me right from the same day afternoon i could see the the progress, and it is showing “your application is under process”. For tracking the application you need to put only the reference number and the last name, there is no option for putting the passport number and date of birth.

    • Reply Martan October 9, 2018 at 10:31

      Hi Kohfee!

      May I ask where did you address your NOC?

      Is it “The Consulate of Kingdom of Netherlands” or is it, “Consular Service Organization, Hague, NL”?

      Thanks!

      Please update me with your visa.

      God Bless.

      • Reply Kohfee October 16, 2018 at 21:17

        Hey Martan! The Consulate of Kingdom of Netherlands :). Sure! Its my second time applying schengen visa. One is from Germany and I got for 10 days.. I guess now for Netherlands, I need to wait less thatn 3 weeks. Hopefully 🙂

    • Reply Amir October 9, 2018 at 14:02

      Hi, applied 8oct for czech republic . I received SMS.
      Let me know if u will get your Visa .

    • Reply Martan October 14, 2018 at 09:11

      Hi Kohfee,

      Did you get your visa already? If yes. how many days after your application? and where did you address the NOC? Is it Kingdom of netherlands or Consular Service Organization, Hague, NL?

      Thanks!

      • Reply Kohfee October 18, 2018 at 21:37

        Hello Martan! Yes I have my visa already. Kingdom of Netherlands 🙂

      • Reply Kohfee October 22, 2018 at 07:18

        Hi Martan! Kingdom of Netherlads. Yes got it already for less than 2 weeks with one year multiple entry 🙂

        • Reply Martan October 25, 2018 at 12:27

          Hi Kohfee,

          How are you? I would like to ask, did you purchase a confirmed ticket or is it a dummy like a confirmed reservation only? Also, if you don’t mind may I ask how much is your closing balance in your bank statement?

          One more thing, did you tick the multiple entry or just single entry?

          Sorry for bombarding you a lot of questions. 🙂

          Thanks a lot!

          Waiting for your reply.

  • Reply bentetres October 4, 2018 at 07:20

    hi! me and my friend applied france visa on Sep. 30 and collected our passports on Oct. 3, both visa approved!

    • Reply SANJAY KUMAR October 4, 2018 at 12:55

      Sometimes France visa is so quick.

      Let me know your nationality!

      Regards,
      SK

      • Reply Anonymous October 6, 2018 at 06:32

        Filipina.

      • Reply bentetres October 6, 2018 at 06:34

        Filipina.

    • Reply UbFx October 4, 2018 at 23:17

      Congratulations.. it was your first visa or you visited Europe before as well? how many days visa you got?

      • Reply bentetres October 6, 2018 at 06:36

        it’s our first Schengen visa. we got multiple but valid only for a month. but still ok as it is already a privilege having one 🙂

        • Reply Anonymous October 7, 2018 at 11:48

          Hi bentetres, may i know how much did you present as your money in your bank account? thanks

          • bentetres October 9, 2018 at 13:02

            I think it’s around AED 20k.

          • SMC October 17, 2018 at 08:10

            Mine was only 9k but was granted visa in italy. 🙂

        • Reply UbFx October 10, 2018 at 19:32

          lucky you are either you know they won’t issue visas overnight good Luck and have a safe trip

    • Reply Kim October 6, 2018 at 22:00

      Hi! I am also about to apply for France Schengen visa this week. Did you also submit NOC aside from Employment and Salary Cert? And also, is there like a required minimum amount indicated in the bank statement to increase the chance of getting approved? Thank you. Hope to hear from you

      • Reply bentetres October 9, 2018 at 13:09

        Hi Kim. They need NOC for visa application in which your current salary, position in the company and date of joining must be specified. It is a must also to specify the reason of your travel to France and that they are not objecting to it. So technically speaking, NOC, employment and salary certificate are one and same. There’s no such minimum amount to present. Just make sure that your flight and hotel bookings are confirmed. It is an added point if you will write your detailed itinerary together with the supporting documents or tour vouchers.

    • Reply beyvoyageakhy October 7, 2018 at 14:27

      What. huhu. I applied Last September 17, until now October 7 there’s no update from VFS. May I know what’s your date of departure?

  • Reply Anonymous October 2, 2018 at 16:00

    hi dear thanks for you blog. can anyone help if i can apply schengen visit visa for my kids even if they are not here in Dubai but i have their original passports with me.. thank you all..

    • Reply UbFx October 4, 2018 at 23:16

      You can’t apply visa for them without them to have a legal status in dubai

  • Reply JJ October 1, 2018 at 11:33

    Hi , my friend and I , applied together as a group in VFS dubai for france visa on last thursday but I got a message to day , 1 Oct that my passport is ready for collection, however my friend application is still in process as per the tracker? is this normal that i got earlier but we applied together. I am a bit worried.

    • Reply bentetres October 4, 2018 at 07:22

      hi. did your friend received the visa?

  • Reply Hayat Jan September 28, 2018 at 19:35

    Hi ,every one any one is there who apply Italy tourist visa September 23 ,2018 .We r couple waiting for the passport. We have planned for Crissmiss & New year in Italy. My wife is Philipina.One thing which is I noticed that Italy consulate will ask you for your Labour Contract which is really meant getting Italy visa is a bit difficult. I hope will get the Visa. Best of luck everyone.

    • Reply SMC September 30, 2018 at 07:02

      I applied in CKGS last Sept 9 and got my passport today 30/09/18 (21st day )but I rcvd the text message thursday (18TH DAY) afternoon. My husband got his visa in VFS abu dhbai and it took 3 days only w/ multiple entry. Anyway Thanks God! I passed. Believe as long as you have the complete reqs you can make it.

    • Reply kath October 3, 2018 at 08:24

      hi JJ. is this and your friend first Schengen visa application?

  • Reply Rich September 26, 2018 at 13:06

    Anyone here applying for France? We applied Sept 23 and still waiting….. Does anyone know how many days to get a visa for france?

    • Reply JJ October 1, 2018 at 12:17

      did you get your visa together?

      • Reply beyvoyage October 9, 2018 at 14:52

        Hi, I applied since September 17 but today October 9, still no update. How about you?

        I am traveling on October 28.

  • Reply em September 26, 2018 at 09:03

    Hi Ms. Pinay Fly

    i just want to ask if where do you usually get or buy a confirmed ticket here in dubai.
    thank you.

    • Reply Duday October 1, 2018 at 11:58

      Hi Rich,

      Did you get your visa already? If yes. how many days after your application?

  • Reply NINI September 25, 2018 at 11:59

    APPLIED FOE NETHERLANDS VISA ON 17.. STILL ITS UNDER PROCESS. I AM TRAVELLING ON 11 .. HOPE TO GET BEFORE THAT.. ANY PEOPLE EXPERIENCING THE SAME????

    • Reply Priya September 26, 2018 at 13:44

      Hello Nini,
      I applied on 20th Sep, and i am due to travel on 4th Oct 🙁 , im sick in my stomach checking the update everyday. God’s plan , lets see tomorrow , good luck!!!

      • Reply NINI September 27, 2018 at 12:26

        OHHH … ya its actually too stressfull… dont worry wu will get it 🙂 do updated me when u get the vis 🙂

        • Reply Priya September 30, 2018 at 05:38

          Hello Nini,
          Any update yet ? Im still waiting 🙁

          • NINI September 30, 2018 at 12:16

            hi priya.. i got my visa today.. it took exact 2 weeks

      • Reply NINI September 30, 2018 at 06:18

        Hey Priya, any update on ur visa?

        • Reply Priya October 1, 2018 at 10:17

          Hi Nini,
          Could you please let me know when did you apply for your Netherlands Visa with VFS? Was it 17th Sep ?

          • Nini October 1, 2018 at 18:37

            Yesss it was on 17 th september vfs dubai

  • Reply martan September 25, 2018 at 08:48

    Hi! Is there anyone here who tried to apply for a schengen visa through vfs netherlands? Are they strict in giving visa? I have travel to EUROPE thrice through Czech Republic visa. I am just curious if Netherlands Embassy is giving visa with no hassles. Thanx!

    • Reply Priya September 30, 2018 at 11:41

      Not yet Nini, still praying !!! Have you received yours?

    • Reply Priya October 3, 2018 at 07:46

      Hi Nini,
      Still no luck for today 3rd Oct, i have moved my ticket to 5th Oct early morning hoping to receive my visa tomorrow. If not I will have to cancel my trip. Its really disappointing. Indeed, the visa needs to be applied 3 to 4 weeks ahead. Lesson learnt . Will let you know if tomorrow is my day 🙂

      • Reply Jyo October 16, 2018 at 13:51

        Hi Priya, did you get your visa?

        • Reply Priya October 24, 2018 at 06:22

          Hi JYO,
          It was indeed a touch and go situation, I got my visa on 4th Oct noon and travelled same evening. It sure takes about 2 weeks , but I highly suggest one should apply at least a month in advance. Nevertheless, I enjoyed Amsterdam and will surely do this again, but of course baring in mind the VISA time line lol

          • Jyo October 25, 2018 at 07:00

            Hi Priya, i am so glad you got your visa right on time…. yeah, netherlands is indeed a wonderful country… i too got my visa, yipeee… i had applied on 3rd Oct and received passport on 18th Oct… and we got 5 years multiple entry as welll, so that makes me more happier….

      • Reply Mart October 23, 2018 at 12:24

        Hi Priya,

        What happened with your Visa in Netherlands? Were you able to receive it last October 3?

  • Reply martan September 25, 2018 at 08:22

    Hi! Is there anyone here who tried to apply for a schengen visa through netherlands?? Are they strict in giving visa? I have travel to EUROPE thrice through Czech Republic visa. I am just curious if Netherlands Embassy is giving visa with no hassles.

    • Reply NINI September 30, 2018 at 08:42

      HI RECENTLY APPLIED TROUGHT NETHERLANDS VISA TODAY MY PASSPORT IS PROCESSED . TOMORROW I WILL COLLECT IT. HOPE I GET MY VISA

      • Reply NINI September 30, 2018 at 12:23

        hello martan,

        i got my visa 🙂 no they are not that strict.. just fullfill the required documents,.. and i got in exact 2 weeks.. all the best

        • Reply Anonymous October 1, 2018 at 08:22

          HI Nini, my appointment is tomorrow with netherlands, how many months is your visa valid for? is it multiple entry visa you got?

          • Nini October 1, 2018 at 18:39

            Hey anonymous, i got only 1 month multi entry visa

          • Anonymous October 3, 2018 at 10:54

            Thank you so much Nini, have a nice trip 🙂

          • Priya October 16, 2018 at 07:54

            Hi All,
            Indeed , it takes 2 week for Netherlands , i got my visa on 4th Oct morning and flew to Amsterdam the same night. Its always best to apply for the visa at least one month prior to travel date ; as those days are gone when one received the visa in 3 to 5 days.
            Good Luck guys !

        • Reply Martan October 9, 2018 at 10:29

          Hello Nini, Wow! Congratulations! God is good all the time. I just want to ask if where did you address your NOC? Is it in Netherlands consulate or is it Hague Netherlands? Thank you! Waiting for your reply. Safe travels!

        • Reply martan October 11, 2018 at 08:49

          Hi Nini,

          Did you submit a dummy ticket or did you purchase it? Also for insurance how many days or months did you apply for it?

          Thanks a lot!

          • Nini October 19, 2018 at 19:19

            No all my reservations were actualy booked once. Insurance i took only for the no of days m travelling

      • Reply Priya September 30, 2018 at 12:28

        Awesome Nini!!! So happy for you. Have a great trip. Im still waiting for mine 🙁

        • Reply NINI September 30, 2018 at 13:49

          hey priya… it should come atleast on 3rd.. since frm my experience it took exact 14 days.. so ur 14 day comes on 3rd…

      • Reply martan September 30, 2018 at 12:53

        Hi Nini,

        May I ask where did you address your NOC?

        Is it “The Consulate of Kingdom of Netherlands” or is it, “Consular Service Organization, Hague, NL”?

        Thanks!

        Please update me with your visa. 🙂

        God Bless.

        • Reply nini September 30, 2018 at 13:48

          @martan- addressed to consulate of kingdom of netherlands

        • Reply Priya October 2, 2018 at 12:19

          Hi Nini,
          Thank you, i tried today as well, no luck, Maybe you are right, lets check tomorrow 3rd Oct, i fly tomorrow night, so if i get it , it would be great 🙂 Prayers all the way !!!!!!

          • NINI October 3, 2018 at 07:50

            HI PRIYA.. ANY UPDATE?? GOT UR VISA?

  • Reply anony September 20, 2018 at 10:24

    any recent experiece with netherlands visa ? does it still take 21 days in september??

    • Reply JOHANA September 25, 2018 at 12:01

      I HAVE THE SAME QUESTION ….

  • Reply AWAIS September 19, 2018 at 07:54

    Hi Guys

    Just apply today for Portugal tourist visa, I put confirmed Airline ticket but dummy hotel bookings. I put full 8 days Itinarary for lisbon and porto. I was in UK on student visa from 2011 to 2015, now after that I m working in Dubai. I had attached previous visa to UK , philippines and entry stamp to Georgia(The country) as well. I have salary of AED5500 and i had shown 6 months bank statement closing balance around AED10000. I am working in restaurant and my designation is waiter.
    Guys what the chances of having visa?

    • Reply ANONY September 19, 2018 at 10:51

      10000 AED IS A GOOD AMOUNT FOR A PERSON

  • Reply anony September 17, 2018 at 12:18

    hi, anyone who applies netherlands visa this september?
    today only i submitted my documents and my travel date is 12.
    hope i get my visa

    • Reply AWAIS September 20, 2018 at 00:37

      My travel date is 12 oct too.
      Gud luck

      • Reply ANONY September 23, 2018 at 05:50

        HEY WHEN DID YOU APPLY FOR VISA?

      • Reply anony September 25, 2018 at 09:36

        hey any update on ur visa??

        • Reply AWAIS September 26, 2018 at 21:18

          I applied on 19th Sep. I am keep checking. Hopefully ai ll get answer next week because its says 15 calender days.

          If anyone have portugal visa information, please share. Highly appericiated!

          • Priya October 1, 2018 at 13:14

            Hi Awais,
            Have you received your visa yet ? I applied on 20th Sep, hence I am interested in knowing ….

    • Reply Anonymous September 25, 2018 at 09:36

      Submitted my application Sept 12, until now still showing under processing on vfs netherlands tracking website

      • Reply Jyo October 16, 2018 at 07:11

        Hi Anonymous, did you receive your visa?

    • Reply A September 25, 2018 at 10:15

      Submitted my application Sept 12 and still under processing until now. Let me know if get yours…

  • Reply Vicky Kashyap September 9, 2018 at 15:58

    Did anyone get a Czech visa with a Longer validity , like 6 or 12 months ????

    • Reply Vicky Kashyap September 14, 2018 at 14:28

      By Czech visa i mean Schengen visa applied through Czech republic .

      • Reply Charm September 16, 2018 at 07:37

        Hi Vicky, yeah I’ve read that someone just recently got her 6 months multiple entry schengen visa from Czech embassy. She only applied for single entry but granted multiple entry, probably because of her good travel history. It was her 3rd time to be granted and the recent one was a business visa.

    • Reply SANJAY KUMAR September 16, 2018 at 12:07

      I got 6 months but single entry 🙁

      • Reply Vicky Kashyap September 20, 2018 at 07:10

        Thank you Sanjay & Charm for your response I specifically asked for a multiple entry visa with a longer validity so that i can easily make some more plans for next year without going through the pain of applying again but they gave me 1 month multiple entry visa . BTW this would be my 6th trip to schengen states & I have a 10 years ( Long term ) UK visa , i wonder how this Czech embassy works

      • Reply Anonymous September 26, 2018 at 10:54

        did you apply in Greece Embassy?

  • Reply tajinder September 9, 2018 at 03:40

    iwant go italy

  • Reply Marie September 3, 2018 at 11:36

    Hi There, I would to ask if someone applied visa in France last 21 of August and received the result? Thanks

    • Reply mich September 26, 2018 at 13:12

      I know someone who applied August 19 then received the passport back August 30.

  • Reply Angel August 26, 2018 at 11:56

    Has anyone here applied for Schengen visa via BLS for Spain Entry? How many days does it usually take? Thanks!

  • Reply dxb August 21, 2018 at 07:39

    Hi everyone just I want to take information about visa of NETHERLAND I took appointment of 26 august this month just I want to know can I need confirm flight ticket or dummy and what about the hotel reservation where I can book please inform me

    • Reply B August 24, 2018 at 01:12

      I suggest don’t book anything yet
      Me and my friend applied for a visa on the 17 of July and didn’t get our visa on time

      Later on it was denied cause all of our travel documents are invalid already (it is of course will be invalid already bec it was with them since July) suppose to travel on 15th of augusy

      • Reply Savi August 24, 2018 at 19:29

        Hi B, your application got denied probably upon checking, they’ve found out that you have submitted dummy bookings. It will always be better to submit valid/confirmed bookings that are cancellable/refundable with a fee, than to take the risk of not be granted with visa.

      • Reply carcat August 25, 2018 at 16:52

        Hi B,
        When did you receive your visa refusal?

    • Reply Jhajha August 25, 2018 at 05:03

      I suggest DNATA travel agency.. book your iterinary there…
      I just came back from vacation in holland…
      Important thing is… NEVER BOOK A TICKET IF YOUR INTENDED TRAVEL IS LESS THAN 30 CALENDAR DAYS FROM YOUR APPOINTMENT DATE…

      NETHERLANDS NEED ONLY CONFIRM RESERVED TICKET (MEANS NOT PAID TICKET
      DNATA TRAVEL CAN HELP YOU)BUT IF YOU WANT TO AVAIL CHEAP FLIGHTS BE SURE THE TICKET CAN BE REFUNDABLE OR CAN BE REBOOK.

      AND FOR HOTEL /ACCOMMODATION, BE SURE THAT IT IS CONFIRM HOTEL RESERVE BOOKING UNDER YOUR NAME OFC ( DNATA CAN HELP YOU TOO).

      BE aware that during peak season ( APRIL TO SEPTEMBER ,SUMMER SEASON) and the latest visa processing time is minimum of 25 days to 30 days.. based on my experienced i got my visa 2 days before my travel date …if you count from date of my submission its 21 days.. multiple entry valid for one year for 90 days,so i dont have any problem anymore for my next year visit in europe. we can’t blame them for it… due to number of applicants trying to get rid of summer in UAE.
      Wish you a good luck..

      • Reply Cathy September 3, 2018 at 23:05

        Hello, may i ask if the 21 days includes fridays and saturdays? Thanks!

    • Reply Anonymous September 19, 2018 at 10:48

      HII WHEN DID YOU GET YOUR NETHERLANDS VIS?

  • Reply Anon August 20, 2018 at 19:41

    Hi, i have a question! I already got my schengen visa here in VFS Netherlands AUH, and from my visa it says that it was issued in Dubai. Can I depart from AUH international airport instead? I am an AUH visa holder. I was just confused and also it is my first time to go to europe. Thanks in advance!

    • Reply Anonymous August 24, 2018 at 19:33

      Hi, sure you can depart from Abu Dhabi airport, just happens that your visa was issued from Dubai.

    • Reply Sanjay August 24, 2018 at 23:15

      What a silly question !! PARDON
      YOU CAN TRAVEL FROM ANY PART OF THE WORLD

    • Reply Sittie Aisha Madale September 8, 2018 at 13:39

      Hi Anon,

      Just wanna ask , did they ask for your itinerary (If you are travelling to multiple countries)? Because I am planning to buy EURAIL Global Pass just in case they will ask for it. PLease reply. Thanks!

  • Reply dxb August 20, 2018 at 08:55

    Hi everyone!
    Did anyone here already has experience getting Schengen visa for NETHERLANDS? Thanks!

  • Reply Anonymous August 18, 2018 at 19:29

    Hi, Did anyone applied for Greece? How many days does it usually take to get visa? And is it possible to get visa for Greece after getting refusal from Italy.
    Thanks for answers.

    • Reply Di August 26, 2018 at 08:37

      Hi there

      In regards to your enquiry, from my own experience, it took only (1) day and I applied twice and both time it took only one day. if you really wish to receive your visa, my advise to you, make sure all your papers complete. (Submit as well your itinerary, it really helps).

      Wish you all the best and hope you get your visa

  • Reply Singh August 17, 2018 at 11:20

    Boss my salaey is 2500 AED HOW many chances for getting schengen visa please reply

  • Reply Carcat August 16, 2018 at 16:27

    Hi everyone. I actually missed my flight already. I’m supposed to travel on the 16th but unfortunately my visa is still under process. Does anyone here has an idea how many days will it take more as my application is already in the belgium immigration. I applied on the 7th pf august.

    Thanks!

  • Reply Nanz August 16, 2018 at 12:43

    Hi Carcat!

    Yes it’s with me. I am just waiting for their call that I have to give my passport back.

    • Reply Carcat August 20, 2018 at 20:09

      Hi nanz, please call the belgium embassy already because maybe vfs just forgot to call you that you need to bring back your passport. My boyfriend applied for belgium visa and it took him 1 month to receive the visa.

    • Reply Carcat September 15, 2018 at 23:20

      Hi nanz!

      Any update on your visa to belgium?

  • Reply Anonymous August 16, 2018 at 06:18

    Has any one received their visas who had applied in 1st week if August. Is there a mad rush? Any delays

    • Reply Sassy August 16, 2018 at 14:12

      Appplied on 8th aug and got my passport today with 6 months visa. Good luck on yours

      • Reply Charm August 20, 2018 at 17:41

        Hi Sassy, was it your first time to apply or did you have previous schengen visa before? Did you apply for multi-entry? Based on what I’ve been reading from this blog, Czech embassy only provides visa for the duration of their travel period. Great you’ve got yours 🙂 Thanks!

        • Reply Anonymous August 27, 2018 at 05:16

          Hi charm, this is my 3rd visa. The most recent one was a business visa last June 2018. Hope you got your visa.

        • Reply Sassy August 27, 2018 at 05:19

          Hi charm, this is my 3rd visa. The most recent one was a business visa last June 2018. And I applied for single entry. Either I got lucky Or because I had a very recent visa.

          • Charm September 16, 2018 at 07:53

            Wow! Good to know, Sassy 🙂

      • Reply iamkashi August 23, 2018 at 02:32

        can i have your id or whatsapp no pls

    • Reply Youcef Alia August 16, 2018 at 18:42

      Hi , yes , i have applied for france visa on 7th of August , it was dispatched from consulate yesterday and received it today via courier, visa was granted also

    • Reply Ahmad August 18, 2018 at 11:18

      I applied on 5th and got it approved on 15th
      Luckily go lt on time as am travelling on 21st

    • Reply POO August 19, 2018 at 12:06

      HI @ANONYMOUS,
      i applied for CZK visa on 5th but still no updates. I saw here that people who applied after me got their visas. Not sure why mine is still pending. May be they see the travel dates and process visa accordingly. Its v stressful. Even after applying visa on time, i do not have any updates.Dont know the process and time it takes .

    • Reply Anonymous August 20, 2018 at 06:27

      Hi Anonymous,
      Did you got your visa? i am still waiting. my traveling date is 31st but i can see many people who applied after me got their visa. Any updates?

      • Reply Anonymous August 20, 2018 at 19:08

        Haven’t received my visa Yet , hope to receive it after the Eid Break

      • Reply Czech traveller August 26, 2018 at 10:16

        Hello rcvd my visa yesterday it took 15 days due to Eid holidays

  • Reply gen August 15, 2018 at 22:48

    After 30 days of waiting, finally visa approved! Worth the wait and stress after all! Goodluck in all of your application guys! Be patient and Keep the faith. 🙂

    • Reply Carcat August 16, 2018 at 16:28

      Hi gen, which country did you apply for?

      • Reply gen August 20, 2018 at 19:27

        Netherlands!

  • Reply Anonymous August 15, 2018 at 17:58

    has anyone receive their visas yet?

  • Reply RIMA August 15, 2018 at 13:10

    how much do you pay for a 1 yr Schengen Visa (Czech Republic) and what are the requirements?

  • Reply Uzair August 15, 2018 at 10:24

    Applied on 5th Just got a message now from vfs that my passport is in transit from abudhabi to dubai vfs visa center hopefully I will get it by today evening – praying hard and restless as well hoping for the best

    • Reply POO August 19, 2018 at 06:46

      Hi Uzair, Can you plz tell for which country you applied visa . I applied visa for czech on 5th and still awaiting

  • Reply Sajnay August 15, 2018 at 07:13

    Thank you all for sharing Schengen Visa experience.

    Appreciate if you can all share your experience after receiving the visa so it could help fellow members to in visa application.

    You should mention the following.
    – Visa country applied
    – Date of submission
    – Place of submission (Abu Dhabi / Dubai)
    – Date of flight

    I’m planning to apply through Czech Republic next week, just wondering the timeline for processing. thus allowing 25 days of before the travel.

    Best Regards,
    Sanjay

  • Reply Anonymous August 14, 2018 at 13:50

    I applied on 8th august as that was the earliest slot when i did the online appointment. i am supposed to travel on 21st aug..When i applied for swiss visa last May, it took just 7 calendar days…looks like im not getting my passport back in time for my trip…

    • Reply Kuk August 15, 2018 at 15:04

      Hi,

      I too applied on 8th and am traveling on 22nd. With the holidays around the corner, I am doubtful of recieving my visa on time. Looks like I have to cancel it too.

    • Reply Poorni August 16, 2018 at 08:25

      Hi,

      I also applied on 8th, and I am traveling on 22nd. Did you receive your visa/passport already?

      • Reply Sassy August 16, 2018 at 14:10

        Hi. Yes i got my passport with 6 months multi entry visa. 7 calendar days processing time from submission to passport receipt. Good luck guys

    • Reply Poorni August 17, 2018 at 11:48

      Hi,

      Did you get your visa? I am traveling on 22nd August and applied on 8th August for a Greece visa. If my visa does not come by Monday evening, I will cancel my bookings.

  • Reply sassy August 14, 2018 at 07:57

    hi..did anyone get CZ visas for applications submitted last week?

    • Reply PT August 14, 2018 at 11:53

      I sassy,
      applied visa on 5th and waiting…

      • Reply sassy August 14, 2018 at 14:28

        look like we wont get it in time.

        do you or does anyone know if we can take back our passport and how? i am planning to go to Asia instead, so i need my passport back 🙂
        Would appreciate if someone could guide me. thanks in advance

        • Reply Nanz August 14, 2018 at 16:12

          Hi Sassy,

          Actually you can. Just ask them that you need to travel. That’s what I did when I applied as I needed to fly to Philippines. Go to VFS center and ask their help but you have to print out your ticket.

          • sassy August 14, 2018 at 17:32

            thanks Nanz for the info…omg, this is another predicament…booking a new flight…i prefer not to book another ticket till i get my passport back..else i will have to pay cancellation fees again … looks like im just gonna be stuck in UAE during the EID holidays 🙂 movie marathon it is then….hahhaha

          • Carcat August 15, 2018 at 20:31

            Hi Nanz!
            So your passport is with you right now?

    • Reply Uzair August 14, 2018 at 17:42

      Hi Sasssy@Nothing yet i applied on 5th too and no update after that my travel date is on 21st lot of pressure and no passport in hand cant go anywhere else …

    • Reply sassy August 15, 2018 at 09:57

      i just got the SMS from VFS that my processsed application is on the way to VFS Dubai. I applied on 08Aug. Let”s see if i got the visa..at least i will have my passport back so i can travel to Asia during EID in case the schengen is denied 🙂

  • Reply Carcat August 14, 2018 at 07:25

    Hi everyone!
    Did anyone here already has experience getting schengen visa for belgium? Thanks!

    • Reply Nanz August 14, 2018 at 11:19

      Hi carcat!

      Yes, I am experiencing it right now. It’s been 50 days now since I have applied a Belgian Visa. I have sent an email to VFS and they have told me that it might take 21-60 days for the processing time. So I had to cancel my bookings. I always track my application but still under procees. So good luck and I hope we all get approved.

      • Reply Carcat August 14, 2018 at 11:42

        Hi Nanz,

        Are you applying from vfs dubai or abu dhabi?

        • Reply Nanz August 14, 2018 at 14:16

          Hi Carcat,

          I applied in Abu Dhabi..

          • jumaa August 14, 2018 at 19:08

            Hello Nanz, are you a filipino?

          • Jim August 15, 2018 at 03:55

            Hello nanz,may i know your nationality please.

          • Carcat August 16, 2018 at 16:32

            Hi nanz, any update on your visa? Did it arrive already?

  • Reply Poo August 13, 2018 at 10:13

    Hi friends,
    i applied for schengen visa on 5th august with czech republic and waiting for the same. has anyone recently applies with czech, please share how many days it take from submitting documents to passport arrival
    Thanks

    • Reply Ahmad August 13, 2018 at 16:55

      I applied too on 5th till now no update except three messages they sent as an acknowledgment my expected date of travel is 21st it is too stressing now ..

    • Reply E August 14, 2018 at 09:07

      Hi. We applied for Czech Visa last 24th of July and got our passport only yesterday. So total of 20 calendar days for that.

      • Reply POO August 14, 2018 at 11:57

        @AHMAD,
        Yes its very stressful. I have a non refundable ticket and my visa hasn’t arrived yet.
        @E- Thanks for sharing the information. I think they take a minimum of 15 working days. I am afraid if they are on holiday next week.

        • Reply Ahmad August 15, 2018 at 08:27

          I understand the stress am going through the same andworst part is our passport is with them so no other option left except to wait…
          Best of luck…

      • Reply POO August 16, 2018 at 07:00

        @Ahmad- Did you get any update on your visa?

    • Reply RIMA August 14, 2018 at 14:19

      usually it will take 10-15 days. Mine is 11 days..

      • Reply Poo August 14, 2018 at 15:39

        Hi Rima, When did you apply for visa. Was is czech visa?

        • Reply Cesca August 15, 2018 at 10:04

          Hi Poo, it’s peak season now so there might be a bit delay in processing the visa from Czech Embassy. We applied on 3rd July and got our passports back on 12th July. I notice that those who applied around first week of July have their visas processed in 7-10 calendar days. Hope you’ll receive yours before your travel date!

    • Reply Settles August 15, 2018 at 06:59

      Hey. I applied on the 29th. I got it back yesterday. Which was 17 calendar days in total. Hope that helps. Good luck

  • Reply Suraj August 13, 2018 at 08:56

    Hi all,
    We are traveling to Switzerland and Paris . Applied for visa via Switzerland on 30th of July. There is no update yet and we are just getting anxious. We are flying on Aug 17th ??. Has anyone applied during this span and got the visa?

  • Reply lily August 13, 2018 at 08:26

    HI Friends,
    Submitted my documents on 5th August and waiting for Czech visa. Is anyone here have applied for Czech Schengen visa recently?

  • Reply xoxo August 13, 2018 at 08:25

    HI Friends,
    Submitted my documents on 5th August and waiting for Czech visa. Is anyone here have applied for Czech Schengen visa recently?

  • Reply curious August 13, 2018 at 08:04

    Hi Friends,
    I applied visa for czech on 5th august and still waiting. Any of you who have recently applied schengen visa through czech , please share the no. of days after submitting documents you received your visa

  • Reply loop August 13, 2018 at 05:49

    HI Settles,
    i am also waiting for my czech visa . I applied on august 5th and still waiting. The vfs online tracking system is still showing status as under process but the date coming is 6th August, 2018.

  • Reply xixim August 13, 2018 at 05:33

    Hi Friends,
    Applied schengen visa on August 5th for czech and still waiting. I thought will get my visa in a week but that assumption proved to be wrong now. Any of my friends here who applied for schengen from czech republic recently , please tell me how much time it took for you.

    Thanks

  • Reply xixi August 12, 2018 at 15:45

    hi friends,
    i applied for schengen visa on 5th august. After reading all the comments here, i am v much feeling afraid if i will get my visa on time. Vfs said 15 days at max but one of my collegue recently applied for germany schengen visa and got it within 5 days. i think he applied in beginning of july. Is this rush coz of upcoming holidays?

  • Reply pt August 12, 2018 at 12:25

    Hi, we applied for cz visa on august 5th, 2018 and waiting… Does it also depends on the place from where you are applying. We applied from Dubai. Anyone who applied for czech republic visa from dubai? how much time it took?

    • Reply RIMA August 14, 2018 at 14:20

      mine is 11 days.. 🙂 you need a lot of patience..

  • Reply Anonymous August 12, 2018 at 11:53

    Hi Settle.
    No update yet. It’s my first time anyway. I applied for Belgium Visa. I hope you’ll get your visa before your intended flight. In my case, come what may as I already cancelled my bookings.

    • Reply Carina August 14, 2018 at 06:35

      Hi anonymous,
      I also applied for belgium visa. May I ask on which VFS did you apply? And when did you apply? Thanks!

      • Reply Nanz August 14, 2018 at 11:23

        Hi There.
        I have applied on the 26th of June as it was the earliest appointment I could get. And Handed my application through VFS abu dhabi.

        • Reply jim August 15, 2018 at 06:48

          Hello nanz, may i know your nationality?

  • Reply Settles August 12, 2018 at 11:22

    Hello guys. I applied for my Schengen Visa for Czech Republic on the 29th of July. I’m travelling on the 16th. How long does it take for Czech visa to be processed. Also, I have 2 other Schengen Visas in my passport if that helps.

    • Reply loop August 13, 2018 at 05:48

      HI Settles,
      i am also waiting for my czech visa . I applied on august 5th and still waiting. The vfs online tracking system is still showing status as under process but the date coming is 6th August, 2018.

    • Reply lim August 13, 2018 at 05:52

      HI Settles,
      i am also waiting for my czech visa . I applied on august 5th and still waiting. The vfs online tracking system is still showing status as under process but the date coming is 6th August, 2018.

    • Reply AJA August 13, 2018 at 06:05

      As for my application it took 15 days including Fridays. Good luck!

    • Reply lim August 13, 2018 at 08:19

      Hi Friends,
      Applied my visa on 5th August and still waiting.. Anyone here who applied for CZ visa recently

    • Reply Anonymous August 13, 2018 at 09:24

      same here

    • Reply Anonymous August 13, 2018 at 10:15

      Same here, waiting for schengen visa from czech

      • Reply Ahmad August 13, 2018 at 16:57

        Same here applied on 5th through CZ no update yet

    • Reply Anonymous August 13, 2018 at 15:35

      We got our visa from CZ today after 19 days. It was worth the wait. Good luck to everyone.

      • Reply Anxious August 13, 2018 at 17:13

        hi there, when did u apply for cz visa? what are your travel dates?
        We applied on 29th its already 15 days, we are travelling on 19th day, if it takes that long we will have to suffer a lot of financial loss. its too much stress anticipating the visa.

        • Reply Anonymous August 15, 2018 at 06:01

          We applied in VFS Dubai on 24 July and we are flying on Sep 07. I think the itinerary helped a lot plus we prepared an individual and group cover letter as we are travelling as a group.

      • Reply Settles August 14, 2018 at 07:22

        Great.. When are you flying? Does the embassy ideally consider the itinerary ?

    • Reply anxious August 14, 2018 at 07:09

      hi settles whats the situation of your visa? did you receive it?

    • Reply anxious August 14, 2018 at 09:59

      Dear settles, it is with great relief that we got our visa processed by today and hopefully we will have passport by tomorrow. Just like you we applied on 29th and are supposed to travel on 17th.

      U will receive yours too. Good luck

      • Reply Settles August 14, 2018 at 11:35

        Hi, My Visa is processed today too 🙂 I’m waiting for the passport. Hopefully it’s accepted 🙂

  • Reply XqZ August 12, 2018 at 09:11

    Hi everyone!
    Finally the waiting game is over. Yesterday mu passport was delivery and the suspense part is here. Yes! I got the approval “multi-30days” this is my first time shengen visa. Thanks God! 25 calendar days of waiting in my case. Hope mu case will help a lot of applicant whom also feel anxious about their status. Have faith and God bless!

    • Reply anxious August 12, 2018 at 09:45

      HI XQZ, Which country did you apply for and when?

      • Reply XqZ August 12, 2018 at 12:07

        Hello, visa apply for netherland. My application appoinment was last july17 my flgth schedule is aug18. 🙂

        • Reply jim August 20, 2018 at 08:49

          Hii XQZ

          Dear can I have your e mail address please

    • Reply PM August 12, 2018 at 11:59

      Hi, glad to hear that. By the way which schengen country you applied?

      • Reply XqZ August 13, 2018 at 19:22

        Hello, I applied in Netherlands in vsf Dubai branch. 🙂

    • Reply Youcef August 12, 2018 at 14:50

      Hi,

      Glad that you got you your visa approved after such a long time of wait. May i know from where you have applied , i mean the country you are currently in ?? thanks.

      • Reply XqZ August 13, 2018 at 19:10

        Hi, Currently in Dubai. I applied here at vsf dubai branch as well. 🙂

        • Reply Anonymous August 14, 2018 at 12:26

          MINE IS 29TH DAY NOW AND I STILL HAVE NO NEWS ABOUT MY VISA, I APPLIED IN VFS NETHERLANDS IN AUH 🙁
          TOO MUCH STRESS…

          • XqZ August 16, 2018 at 10:19

            Omg! Way too long.. did you send some inquiry regarding your application? I hope your visa will come soon.

        • Reply Youcef August 16, 2018 at 18:33

          Thanks XQZ, today i have received it the passport after week of waiting, such a stressful week, and yes visa was granted

  • Reply XqZ August 11, 2018 at 13:30

    Hi guys! Finally the waiting game is over.. today i received my passport via courier and thanks God! Granted! Multiple entry for 30days. This is my firsr schenge application. Worth waiting. Thank you for all who give some hope and inspirational thought. Total calendars days of waiting is 25days. I hope my case will help others applicant and to make then feel positives. Good luck to everyone and my amazing race europe holiday will start on saturday. God bless and have faith!

    • Reply carina August 12, 2018 at 22:38

      hi xqz,which country you applied for?

      • Reply XqZ August 13, 2018 at 19:18

        Hello, i applied for Netherlands at vsf Dubai branch 🙂

    • Reply dxb August 20, 2018 at 09:19

      Hello XQZ! Can I get your email address as I need to ask some advices from you when you applied the visa and when you travelled NETHERLANDS? thank you.

  • Reply Kelly August 10, 2018 at 08:44

    Dear all,
    This is updated from VFS site dated last 03JULY2018.
    It says below:

    NEWS AND UPDATES
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    03 July 2018

    Important notice:

    Kindly note that the standard visa process will take a minimum of 3 weeks, however due to peak season the process may take longer than expected. The embassy is not in a position to update on the visa application status, this can only be done through the tracking application number which you would have received once you apply for the visa.

    It is clearly stated minimum of 3 weeks… means it can goes until 6weeks..

    Hope it help us all.

  • Reply Keleen August 9, 2018 at 18:58

    Dear all,
    Based on my experience ,
    The time frame of visa processing is depending on the season.
    Normally this time , expect that your visa processing will take time due to a number of applicant and it’s pick season .

    It may take 15 to 60 days to receive updates . So to avoid blaming vfs , plan your travel 3 months before the intended flight or it is advisable to book a ticket and hotel that refundable and can be cancel.
    Best you can do is call vfs everyday and be polite to ask.. they dont advise to email embassy to the country you intend to visit.

    Mine, i received it 20 days and it is approved with multiple entry. My previous Shengen visa i received it 3 to 5 days.
    But peak season it may vary to the country you intend to visit. Expect 15 to 60 days during summer season.

    Goodluck and Godbless all..

    • Reply Anonymous August 10, 2018 at 19:13

      What if you applied 3 months before your travel date? And still it’s getting late? Because that is my case right now. I applied ahead of time so it will be nothing to worry about. But still it’s stressing me out because of this long tiring wait.

  • Reply Ash August 8, 2018 at 22:44

    Hi all,
    We are traveling to Switzerland and Paris with a group tour. Applied for visa via Switzerland on 26th of July. There is no update yet and we are just getting anxious. It is hard to wait. We are flying on Aug 30. Has anyone applied during this span and got the visa?

  • Reply AJA August 5, 2018 at 13:01

    Hi All,

    How long does it usually take for CZ visa to be processed? I applied on July 23 and there has been no update until now.

    Thanks!

    • Reply Anonymous August 6, 2018 at 16:51

      Hi Aja! We also applied for visa to CZ on 24 July. We haven’t received an update until now, too. I think it is the peak time for visa application that’s why it takes time to get the approval. Good luck to us!

      • Reply Anxious August 11, 2018 at 11:51

        Hi there,

        We applied on 29th July. Do you have an update on your visa status. We are very anxious as we are scheduled to travel on 17th morning. When we were applying we were told 15 calendar days and we had approx. 19 calendar days so we were confident, but so far it shows “under processing”. We don’t know whether to cancel our bookings or reschedule.

        Please advise about your visa status. This is too stressful.

        Appreciate your response. Thanks

        • Reply Nanz August 11, 2018 at 12:45

          Hi. We are in the same situation. In my case, i have applied on the 26th of June and was being processed on the 27th and supposedly we’ll be flying on the 10th of this month but unfortunately, my visa hasn’t arrived yet. So I had to cancel my flight and hotel bookings.

          • Settles August 12, 2018 at 11:34

            Hi. I applied for my Schengen Visa to Czech on 29th of July. I’m supposed to travel on the 16th of August 🙁 Did you get your visa? Any idea how long it might take?

          • Anonymous August 12, 2018 at 11:38

            Hi. I applied for my Schengen Visa to Czech on 29th of July. I’m supposed to travel on the 16th of August 🙁 Did you get your visa? Any idea how long it might take?

          • Anonymous August 12, 2018 at 18:05

            nanz, really it was from last June 26???? Why so long??? From which country did you apply? It makes me anxious even more!

          • JDG August 12, 2018 at 18:06

            Hi Nanz. Our visa has been dispatched to VFS earlier today and we will collect it tomorrow. Hoping for positive result. I will keep you posted.

        • Reply XqZ August 12, 2018 at 09:15

          25 calendar days of counting in my case. Visa has arrived. 🙂

          • Anxious August 13, 2018 at 17:04

            hi JDG, When did u apply, which embassy and whats ur travel date? we applied schengen visa on 29th july and our travel date is 17th still its under processing. we are too stressed out.

    • Reply Anonymous August 8, 2018 at 05:17

      Hi, yeah it’s peak season so it might take time. In our case, we applied on 3rd July and got the visa on 12th July.

    • Reply JAJA August 9, 2018 at 17:34

      What is the status of your visa? I had applied on 29th July for travel on 17th August and was told visa will be issued in 15 calendar days. After reading the blog and comments here, I am stressed. I have a question, if my travel date is from 17th-31st August and visa is issued later than my intended travel dates for my travel dates, then what should I do? All my bookings are for my travel dates.

    • Reply anxious August 12, 2018 at 06:56

      Hi any update on your visa status?

    • Reply AJA August 13, 2018 at 05:57

      Hi,
      I got my passport only yesterday. Unfortunately the decision is not in my favor. Hope you were given your visas.

  • Reply Anonymous August 1, 2018 at 17:20

    Hello everyone, does anyone know how long does it usually take to process netherlands visa? Vfs keeps saying that they change the process this year and minimum is 15 days. Actual experience please. Thanks! 🙂

    • Reply Anonymous August 2, 2018 at 15:52

      I also applied 30th of July and planning to travel on 10th of August. They said to me also process has changed. Very nervous about it. Anyone has get the visa in a week recently for Netherlands?

    • Reply XqZ August 2, 2018 at 16:37

      Hi, have the same scenario rigth now i applied 17july and till now i haven’t recieved ang update. Mu flight will be on 18aug, im kind of anxious right now. I wrote to the helpdesk the repesponds me that “my application is still on the consular section in the hauge” how netherland please kindly update when you have good news. Just to feel better and have some hope.

      • Reply Jhaja August 2, 2018 at 22:33

        I got Netherlands visa valid for one year.. i applied 21st of June and got 10th of July.. so if you count , it’s 20 calendar days unlike before that takes only 3 days. It is peak season so better to be sure to apply 1 to 2 months ahead to avoid stress.

        • Reply XqZ August 3, 2018 at 11:29

          Lucky you are however i plan ahead of time but even the appointment sched are already full. The only available is 17july which i took grab as fast as i can. Im still praying and hoping only thing that comes to my mind is that why those people in vsf accepting the application even the chances of approval will not accomadate anymore due to the short timeline? Since they asaiging you and preciesly checking your document as well. Atleast from that moment they reject your applicationdur due to the less time frame

        • Reply jim August 18, 2018 at 19:00

          Hi qxz

          Can you share your e mail plz

        • Reply jim August 18, 2018 at 19:13

          Dear jhaja

          Can i have your email plz

      • Reply Jhaja August 4, 2018 at 09:41

        Hello dear,
        Yeah your point is right..vfs should put time frame on accepting applicants though it is written in their page that the processing time atleast 15 calendar days doesnt mean you will receive your visa on time , however sometime it takes only 3 to 5 days considering also the season….. like now.. its peak season so we should expect more than 15 days onwards.. some cases may reach till 60 days..

        Appointment also is availble if it is ahead of time like 2 months before your intended travel plan.. In my recent experience i wouldn’t repeat it again.. stress …lol . but thanks God still my pasport and visa came 2 days before my travel date..
        Goodluck and Godbless.. Just pray it wil come on time too.

      • Reply Anonymous August 7, 2018 at 17:19

        Hi, we applied on the same date on the 17th of July as well
        Do you have your visa already?

        • Reply XqZ August 8, 2018 at 12:35

          Hi, still waiting for passport and update.. still hoping for approval. 5 more working days before my schedule flight

      • Reply chic August 8, 2018 at 14:46

        Hey! Any news on your visa application?

        • Reply XqZ August 9, 2018 at 15:51

          Hi guys! Today i checked my status on vsf tracking site. Just now it says “processed application ————- has been dispatched via courier on 09/08/2018” now I’m crossing my finger What would be inside my passport. I’m still praying.

          • Anonymous August 10, 2018 at 19:13

            Xqz did you get your visa?

    • Reply Ehan August 2, 2018 at 16:45

      I also applied on 30th july and planning to go on 10th of August. They also said me same things that process has changed and i am very nervous now 🙁 I had 7 schengen before so hopefully they will give but bcause of time I am not sure. In my hometown country i was getting it in 3-4 days. So ı do not now lets see. Good luck to all of us 🙂

      • Reply gen August 7, 2018 at 12:20

        Hi, we applied last july 16 and it’s been 22 days and we haven’t heard any news about our visa processing. We filed ahead of time but still it’s taking us too long. May i know what’s the changes on their processing? It’s stressing us out here. 🙁

        • Reply Jhaja August 8, 2018 at 07:33

          It is because of the peak season that is why approval takes so long.. on my case i received my visa from the date of submission was 20 calendar days..
          I heard they usually takes decision during peak season 20 to 30 calendar days..
          They issue approval one day or 2 days before your intended travel but depends sometimes they issued after your intended travel that’s why it is advisable to book hotel and air ticket that is refundable and can be cancel.

          No guarantee on time frame on visa processings when peak season due to the number of applicants.
          Goodluck and godbless.

      • Reply Anonymous August 8, 2018 at 11:18

        I did not get my visa yet. Just one day left and probably I will not get it tomorrow niether. I will need to postpone my travel to September 🙁 And I paid too much for tickets already 🙁 I was showing 15 days when I was scheduling my appointment and my travel. Even after my application it was showing as 15 days In VFS website. And then it changed as minimum 3 weeks. When I was telling them to this situation, they just says “you are completely right but nothing to do about it.. we are sorry..” thank you very much for your frivolous attitude VFS… they should inform applicants like a month ago that process will be changed in blabla date. Not just in one day. We all aggrieved because of this.. Good luck you guys.

        • Reply gen August 9, 2018 at 13:14

          I e-mailed VFS and after 48 hours they replied, they said that our application is still at the consular services at the hague, i don’t know if they are getting strict now about the process but i don’t want to assume anymore, i just want my passport back because it’s causing me too much stress. I just want an answer. VFS also said that they are not in the position regarding the decision of approval as well as the time frame. I don’t really know why the waiting is too long but I already lose my hope that I will travel to europe this year. 🙁

          • Maia August 13, 2018 at 02:59

            Hi gen,

            Did you you get your passport back?

        • Reply gen August 9, 2018 at 13:17

          I e-mailed VFS and after 48 hours they replied, they said that our application is still at the consular services at the hague, i don’t know if they are getting strict now about the process but i don’t want to assume anymore, i just want my passport back because it’s causing me too much stress. I just want an answer. VFS also said that they are not in the position regarding the decision of approval as well as the time frame. I don’t really know why the waiting is too long but I already lose my hope that I will not travel to europe this year. 🙁

          • XqZ August 9, 2018 at 16:05

            Hi guys! Today i checked my status on vsf tracking site. Just now it says “processed application ————- has been dispatched via courier on 09/08/2018” now I’m crossing my finger What would be inside my passport. I’m still praying.

  • Reply Arjun August 1, 2018 at 07:11

    Anyone applied for Sweden?

    I have applied on July 15th and so far no updates…bloody Panic…

  • Reply Anonymous July 31, 2018 at 12:52

    How long does it take for the Greece visa to be processed for Indian passport holders? We’ve applied on the 19th of July, being a Thursday, I can see the application was sent to the embassy only on the 22nd of July. We need to travel on the 24th of August.

  • Reply Carina July 28, 2018 at 21:49

    Hello everyone! Can anyone please tell me how long it usually takes before the belgium visa be Approved? I have my appointment on august 7 and my flight is on august 16th. That’s the earliest appointment they have.

    • Reply nathan July 30, 2018 at 07:51

      Hi Carina,

      As far as I remember at least 10 – 15 days. Keep on praying. 🙂

      • Reply Carina August 3, 2018 at 17:57

        Thank you! Hopefully i will get it on time!

  • Reply SMC July 28, 2018 at 08:52

    Me and my husband are planning to go to Europe this coming October. Is it ok to apply now? but I do not have bank statements yet for the last 3 months since I just opened an acct and my company is giving us salary on cash. However, they are giving us payslips instead. I’m afraid that I will get rejected and my husband won’t be because he has all the complete requirements. We booked already our tickets and it’s confirmed. We traveled a lot , would that helps?

    • Reply CJ July 30, 2018 at 08:54

      Hi, which embassy are you applying to? Some embassies might consider your payslips. Have you traveled to schengen countries before?

      • Reply smc August 3, 2018 at 08:19

        Italy embassy. our itinerary is dxb-paris-milan-rome-athens-dxb

      • Reply smc August 3, 2018 at 08:25

        no i havent applied before: this is my first time. but i traveled alrady to different countries asias and caucasian regions

        • Reply Anonymous August 4, 2018 at 13:02

          Hi, if you are travelling in October, yes you can apply now. You’ve mentioned that you don’t have your bank statement yet, have you just joined a new company? Since bank statement is one of the requirements, it would be better if you call CKGS first and ask them if payslips would be accepted in replacement of your bank statement and tell them also that you’re travelling with your husband and he can provide his own bank statement (better if the ending balance is sufficient to cover the expenses for the the two of you for the duration of your travel). Bank statement is required not only to prove that you have sufficient fund but also for the embassy to know that you have a regular income/salary, and that means you have stable job/strong ties here in the UAE and you’re gonna be back after your travel.

          • SMC August 5, 2018 at 17:44

            This is my second job here in uae and I’ve been employed for almost 2 yrs already. Ever since we started working in our company they are just giving us cash salary and they didn’t even bother to let us open an acct until last June 2018. I tried to talk to them again and they let me open an acct for my salary transfer for the reason that I want to get a Schengen visa. Yes, I know it is mandatory for your salary to be transferred into your account cause they are monitored by WPS. and just wanna ask also my husband is working in a government sector in abu dhabi and i’m here working in dubai. Do we really need to apply separately since i’ve heard that one should apply where your UAE visa was processed? I need answer pls. hellpp

          • SMC August 6, 2018 at 07:33

            YES I KNOW THAT. our company is giving us cash salary. but since i told them that i want to go in europe they give me an agent to open an acct.

          • Anonymous August 8, 2018 at 05:42

            Hi SMC, since your husband’s residence visa is from Abu Dhabi, he cannot submit his visa application to CKGS Dubai, I think he must apply directly to the Italian Embassy in Abu Dhabi. In your case that you’re having a Dubai residence visa, better if you check with the embassy if you can also apply directly to them, together with your husband. It would be best that you’ll submit your visa applications together, to prove that your intention is really to travel. As long as you complete all the requirements as per the documents checklist, you’re good to go! But first, please check with CKGS Italy and Italian Embassy those queries so you’ll be guided accordingly. It’s peak season now, take the first step of getting all the clarifications directly from them so you can start with your visa application.

          • SMC September 30, 2018 at 07:09

            Got our visas separately. Thank God no hassle for me!! :))

    • Reply Chandni July 31, 2018 at 06:59

      I would recommend to apply for dependent visa on your husband, if his bank balance is sufficient enough to show for two persons.

  • Reply Rajinder Sharma July 24, 2018 at 15:57

    I travelled italy last year and get UK Visa today, happy holidays

    • Reply Shoaib August 5, 2018 at 11:00

      Congrats Mr. Rajinder , could explain more on how did you get UK visa..?
      Did you have any invitation or sponsor from UK ( friends or family ) how strong was your bank statement..? what docs did you submit..?

      • Reply Rajinder Sharma August 6, 2018 at 10:04

        Hi,

        No invitation of Sponcer, bank statement arr 20k, and all documents as listed above on the subject, thanks

    • Reply SMC August 5, 2018 at 17:46

      HOW TO APPLY SIR ITALY VISA

  • Reply AS July 23, 2018 at 11:48

    Hello Everyone,

    I have applied on 15 July for 11 days visa from German Embassy, I have submitted Prepaid Flight and hotel booking along 3 months saving account bank statement and all other documents are completed as per check list.
    As i am working inside Jabel Ali free zone so my visa sponser is Jabel Ali free zone authority but the company i am working for is different , and the NOC is issued by the company where i am working. The lady didn’t know how companies are operating inside the free zone and he wrote the remarks that NOC is from different company then sponsor. Does it will have some bad impression on my application.\

    Still I am waiting for passport collection notification 😀

  • Reply Suthaa July 18, 2018 at 11:58

    I applied to CZ on 16-July. the current status is “under process in CZ Abu Dhabi Embassy”. I gave a confirmed flight ticket. but used BOOKING.COM for hotel booking and not directly from the hotel. will update you the status ….

    • Reply Suthaa July 25, 2018 at 07:33

      Hi I got my visa today. The Passport was sent to VFS Yesterday (24th). Total 7 days for the whole process. Thank God! Kindly get the hotel booking confirmation directly from the hotel, even the booking.com bookings are acceptable…

      • Reply Shoaib July 29, 2018 at 11:29

        Did you purchase the ticket or just a confirmed reservation and what about booking.com hotel booking..? did you get confirmation letter from the hotel..?

  • Reply Sophie July 18, 2018 at 11:45

    Hi everyone,

    I applied at the Spanish BLS Centre on 2nd July. I still didn’t get my visa! I’m very upset because I expected it to be ready within a week. Usually all my Schengen visas have been processed within 5-6 days. As a result I’ve missed out on a vacation with friends. Till now I did not get my passport or visa back. Very bad experience. To be honest I prefer VFS. Their processing times are much faster.

    • Reply Nathan July 30, 2018 at 07:55

      Hi Sophie,

      How’s your visa application to Spain?

    • Reply Ess July 31, 2018 at 08:41

      Hi, when did you recieved your Spanish visa?
      waiting for your reply.

  • Reply Faisal July 18, 2018 at 05:15

    Hi everyone just I want to take information about visa of Czech republic I took appointment of 24 this month just I want to know can I need confirm flight ticket or dummy and wht about the hotel reservation where I can book plz inform me

    • Reply Anonymous August 1, 2018 at 06:16

      Hi Faizal, we also applied and got our visa from Czech Republic embassy last month. It will be better to have a confirmed flight ticket but can be cancelled and refunded just in case visa will not be granted. For the hotel reservation, we booked directly from the hotel, but again, make a reservation that can be modified in case there’ll be changes with your travel plans.

    • Reply AJA August 3, 2018 at 10:03

      Hi Faisal,
      Any update on your CZ visa application? I also submitted my application on the 24th and so far there has been no feedback yet.

  • Reply Danielle July 15, 2018 at 16:24

    Finally got our visa! 🙂 It took 9 days from the time visa applications were received by the embassy up to the day passports were sent back to VFS Dubai. Thanks Ms. Noemi of Pinay Flying High blog and to everyone in this blog! You’ve all been a great help! 🙂

  • Reply Gulfam July 15, 2018 at 13:59

    My passport ready for collection denmark visa ,Tomorrow i wil get my passport i hope visa approved.

  • Reply YASMIN July 11, 2018 at 13:07

    OMG!! My application is in transit to the VAC!!! :O I will go and collect today and will let you guys know!

    • Reply Raja July 16, 2018 at 06:53

      Can anyone tells how long it takes to get Schengen visa from german consulate in dubai

  • Reply Jhaja July 10, 2018 at 12:49

    Finally after the long wait.. i got my visa today.. and its worthy to wait .. valid for 1 year. Thanks God… i applied last june 21…. i received it just today.

    • Reply YASMIN July 10, 2018 at 13:43

      Congratulations JHAJA!
      I’m still waiting for mine from CZ 🙁 My travel date is 15th July so there are only two more days! :((((

      • Reply Jhaja July 10, 2018 at 19:08

        .thank you..Mine is 13th July.. hopefully yours will come too..
        It will come.. pray and claim it..
        God bless us all.

      • Reply Anna July 11, 2018 at 18:51

        Hi Yasmin, any update on your visa?

        • Reply YASMIN July 12, 2018 at 08:04

          Hi ANNA
          Yes! I collected it yesterday and the visa was granted!! 😀 It took a total of 16 calendar days. 🙂

          • Suthaa July 18, 2018 at 11:01

            Hi Yasmin, I applied to CZ on 16-July. the current status is “under process in CZ Abu Dhabi Embassy”. I gave a confirmed flight ticket. but used BOOKING.COM for hotel booking and not directly from the hotel. will it be a problem? Kindly advise.

    • Reply YASMIN July 11, 2018 at 08:19

      Jhaha May I ask what is your intended travel date?

      • Reply Anna July 12, 2018 at 12:29

        Wow! great news 🙂 Congrats Yasmin! Enjoy your Europe trip 🙂

    • Reply nathan July 30, 2018 at 07:57

      Which country did you apply Jhaja?

      Thanks!

      • Reply Jhaja August 2, 2018 at 22:41

        Hello nathan.. I applied in Netherlands…… got multiple entry valid for one year for 90 days stay..

        • Reply Anonymous August 4, 2018 at 13:06

          Hi Jhaja, wow hoping to get a 1 yr valid visa also on our next application 🙂 How many schengen visa applications have you done before? Thanks!

        • Reply sym August 20, 2018 at 09:27

          Hii Jhaja

          I want to apply for Netherlands…could you guide me please

  • Reply Marie July 10, 2018 at 08:15

    Yes, only in Italy. For 5days.do I need to apply a short term visa like 1 month even I will stay only for 5days?

    • Reply Anonymous July 11, 2018 at 18:57

      Duration of visa depends on the discretion of the embassy. Usually, you will only be given according to your travel period but for some they have been granted multiple entry with 6 mos up to 1 yr validity.

    • Reply chu September 6, 2018 at 11:55

      Hi marie, do you get approve your visa?

  • Reply Marie July 9, 2018 at 20:58

    I give confirmed flight booking, fully paid, and hotel booking, the thing is I applied Ramadan time and only 2 weeks before my intended departure. 2 weeks is not enough to process since it’s Ramadan.

    • Reply Ann July 10, 2018 at 05:29

      Hi Marie, were you supposed to be travelling only to Italy or you also planned to go to other schengen countries? Just figuring out what could be the cause of visa refusal.

  • Reply Danielle July 9, 2018 at 08:10

    Hi guys! We applied for CZ Visa on 3rd July, application was received at the embassy on 4th July. We’ll keep you posted on the status of our visa application.

    • Reply RIMA July 10, 2018 at 06:18

      Hello, when will you be travelling to CR? 🙂

      • Reply Danielle July 10, 2018 at 10:26

        Hi Rima, travelling on 25th July 🙂

        • Reply RIMA July 10, 2018 at 14:16

          oh cool! will u be able to get me a report about your travel in CR please? 🙂

          • Danielle July 10, 2018 at 21:09

            Sure Rima! I will 🙂
            praying that we’ll get our visa soon..

          • Danielle July 30, 2018 at 09:09

            Hi Rima, just got back from our trip. Yeah places were crowded but you will still enjoy your time visiting those sights. Every tourist attraction can be reached by foot, you will walk a lot! 🙂 But we also took advantage of using the transport system, there’s 1 day pass wherein you can have unlimited rides of the tram, bus, metro for a minimal price (about 18 dhs). It would be great if you visit the towers like Charles Bridge tower, Petrin tower, the one with Astronomical clock to have a perfect view of the city. I think it was a good summer weather, not humid at all. Enjoy your travel! 🙂

    • Reply Shilpa July 25, 2018 at 16:14

      Hi
      When did you get your visa finally
      Thanks

  • Reply Jhajha July 7, 2018 at 10:08

    Hello everyone

    Does anyone recently applied for The Netherlands visa ?
    I did submit my application on 21st of june…
    My intend travels will be on 13th July..
    As of today i dont have any update on my visa yet.
    This is my 2nd travel to Holland..
    My first visa..i received it for 3 days.. now im a lil bit worried about it because i got only few days …
    Anyone can share their stories?

  • Reply Shoaib July 6, 2018 at 22:04

    Hello guys..!! I got my Czech Republic visa approved in feb 2018, i gave them original flight ticket and original hotel booking directly from the hotel along with their confirmation letter..!!
    My question is whether you all gave them original flight ticket or no..?? And what kind of hotel booking did you give..??

    • Reply Rehman July 22, 2018 at 20:59

      Hi there!

      Did you applu 1st time?

      Rgards

  • Reply Gulfam July 5, 2018 at 15:49

    Hi guys’i applied visa for iceland yesterday.today i recve call from embassy hope soon i will get my passport with visa .

    • Reply Jade July 12, 2018 at 17:09

      HI! Was your visa issued? That was fast processing time.

  • Reply Dimple July 5, 2018 at 09:51

    Hello guys! Just got my Schengen Visa for Czech yesterday! It took me 10 days.

    • Reply prem July 5, 2018 at 18:23

      hii
      I am trying to login @ VFS site to fill the online Application form.But it is showing Error message since 2 days and my appointment is next monday.
      appreciate if anyone can advise if its okay to take print ofthe application form and fill manually and submit.

    • Reply prem July 5, 2018 at 18:29

      HII\
      i AM TRYING TO LOG ON TO VFS WEBSITE TO FILL IN THE SCHENGEN VISA APPLICATION ( PRAGUE/CZHEK REPUBLIC) ONLINE,HOWEVER IT IS SHOWING SOME ERROR MESSAGE SINCE 2 DAYS.IS IT OKAY IF I TAKE A PRINT OF THE VISA APPLICATION FORM AND FILL IN THE FORM MANUALLY AND SUBMIT.\
      APPRECIATE ANY FEEDBACK ASAP AS I HAVE APPOINTMENT THIS MONDAY.

      THANKS IN ADVANCE

    • Reply prem July 5, 2018 at 18:36

      HII\
      i AM TRYING TO LOG ON TO VFS WEBSITE TO FILL IN THE SCHENGEN VISA APPLICATION ( PRAGUE/CZHEK REPUBLIC) ONLINE,HOWEVER IT IS SHOWING SOME ERROR MESSAGE SINCE 2 DAYS.IS IT OKAY IF I TAKE A PRINT OF THE VISA APPLICATION FORM AND FILL IN THE FORM MANUALLY AND SUBMIT.\
      APPRECIATE ANY FEEDBACK ASAP AS I HAVE APPOINTMENT THIS MONDAY.

      THANKS

      • Reply JDG July 6, 2018 at 18:26

        Hi Prem. You can ask the VFS rep to send you the PDF copy that you can fill out. It’s been days that their website is showing error.

        • Reply Prem July 6, 2018 at 21:42

          Hii
          Thanks for the info.
          I downloaded visa application form from official website of czhek republic. Hope this is enough, anyways I will contact VFS on Sunday for the form.In case you have the form please do let me know, I can share my mail id so that u can fwd to me.

          Thanks

          • Anonymous July 7, 2018 at 17:31

            Hi Prem, we encountered the same error when we tried to fill the online form. On our appointment day, the VFS officer gave us the form and we just fill it out manually. Just make sure to come early so you’ll have enough time to complete your application form.

          • JDG July 7, 2018 at 18:07

            Hi Prem. Please give me your email ID. I will send you the form.

      • Reply Anna July 11, 2018 at 18:59

        Hi Prem, any update on your visa application?

        • Reply Prem July 11, 2018 at 21:06

          Hi
          I applied for my wife and son on Monday. Yesterday I got a messg that the Visa is under process at Abudabhi . Will update if I get any further messg. Tks Prem

    • Reply RIMA July 7, 2018 at 05:18

      HI Dimple! I think 10 days is the minimum processing time.. anyway, when will you be travelling to CR? 🙂

      • Reply Ann July 7, 2018 at 19:54

        Hi Rima, when is your travel date to Czech Republic?

        • Reply RIMA July 7, 2018 at 20:35

          August 6 – 12 what about you?

      • Reply Dimple July 7, 2018 at 20:21

        I am traveling on 9th July. First Croatia, Austria And Czech

        • Reply RIMA July 15, 2018 at 05:21

          What embassy you applied for visa anyway? My friend and I wants to visit Croatia but when we checked online there is no available embassy for Croatia here in UAE. Will you please let us know how? thank you.

  • Reply Marie July 4, 2018 at 17:29

    Hi guys till now I didn’t get my passport back, what should I do. Do I need to to withdraw my passport or just wait when it will be send to dubai.i lose hope that I will get visa, it’s my first time to apply anyway.

  • Reply Anonymous July 4, 2018 at 16:56

    I have gone to the visa center today which is VFS abu dhabi to asked for the updates. Unfortunately, they told me that Belgium Visa will take a bit longer.

  • Reply Nanz July 4, 2018 at 08:56

    Hi Guys! I would like to ask if anyone here tried short term Belgian visa. Can you please share your stories. In mg case, I have submitted my a documents on the 26th of June and was being processed on the 27th. But until now I haven’t gotten any update yet.

    • Reply Shumon July 5, 2018 at 05:29

      Send an email to Belgium Embassy. For me it took 45 days with a great refusal letter even all the documents were in placed.

    • Reply Carina July 28, 2018 at 21:40

      Hi Nanz, any update on your belgium visa? Thanks!

      • Reply Nanz August 8, 2018 at 05:31

        Hi Carina! Unfortunately, there’s no update and my intended flight will be in 2 days time.
        I am not really sure if I can still make it. how about yours?

    • Reply Edwin G July 29, 2018 at 09:24

      Hi,

      Have you got your Belgium visa? I submitted my Visa application for Belgium through VFS since July 2nd and till now i have not received any information on my Visa? Will this takes much more time. My travel date is August 19th – even though still i have time a bit nervous on thinking y this is getting delayed so much.

      • Reply Nanz August 8, 2018 at 05:34

        Hi Edwin. Still no update yet regarding my visa. How about yours?

      • Reply Carina August 14, 2018 at 07:37

        Hi Edwin,

        Any update on your belgium visa? Did you get it already?

      • Reply jim August 15, 2018 at 06:52

        hello edwin,
        did you get your visa>

    • Reply Nanz August 9, 2018 at 05:39

      Hi Carina, have you gotten any update regarding your visa?? As in my case, still there’s no update yet and unfortunately my intended flight will be tomorrow 10th of August. It’s been 44 days now since I have applied..

      • Reply Carina August 14, 2018 at 07:35

        Hi Nanz,
        I didn’t get my visa yet. My flight will be on the 16th. I guess i need to cancel. How about you? Did you get your visa?

        • Reply Nanz August 14, 2018 at 11:30

          Hi Carina,

          Still under process. I hope you’ll get yours today or tomorrow. In my case, I did cancel my bookings 2days before the intended flight. Was just sooo stressful. Anyway, good luck!!

  • Reply Susan Felias July 3, 2018 at 19:16

    It’s my dream to go greece one of my friend who live in Athens greece willing to give me a plane ticket for tourist visa, i stay only 10 days suppose to be going there.But both of us confusing what the process and requirements to get visa. Hope someone will help me.
    And I plan my travel date should be September 1st-10th

  • Reply Plug July 3, 2018 at 13:46

    Hello! I’ve applied for my Belgium Visa on the 4th of June and I got a msg saying on the 5th that it’s in the embassy but until now, July 3rd it still hasn’t come and my flight is on the 7th, i’m wondering if anyone has been in this situation but still got their visa, Just late? Will it come before that? Thank you. If anyone could help me, please keep me updated.

    • Reply Shumon July 5, 2018 at 05:35

      They sent your application to Immigration in Brussels. Send an email to embassy then they will give you a 5 digit application no ,not VFS ref no.
      You can check your application status through immigration department website with that no.
      Thanks

    • Reply Marie July 8, 2018 at 12:07

      I have the same situation,did you get your visa.i just receive the mssg my passport is ready for collection.

    • Reply Carina July 28, 2018 at 22:12

      Hi plug, any update on your visa application to belgium?

  • Reply Plug July 3, 2018 at 13:32

    Hello! I’ve applied for my Belgium Visa on the 4th of June and I got a msg saying on the 5th that it’s in the embassy but until now July 3rd it still hasn’t come and my flight is on the 7th, I’m wondering if anyone has been in this situation but still got their visa just late? Will it come before that? Thank you. If anyone could help me, keep me updated

  • Reply Marie June 28, 2018 at 17:54

    Hi guys,
    I applied my Schengen visa last June 13, I received a mail on June 18 that my application is under process, I’m worried my intended departure is on July 3, anyone can give me advice what to do. Do I need to rebook my ticket? Your replies will be highly appreciated.thanks!

    • Reply Anonymous July 4, 2018 at 16:45

      Hi Marie, hope you’ve got your visa. Which country are you travelling to?

      • Reply Marie July 9, 2018 at 15:54

        I got my passport back, as I was expecting visa refused, bcoz of unreliable intended of stay. It was my fault I applied too late. I applied 2weeks before my departure date.and reason of stay, is not reliable I didn’t give iterenary letter.

        • Reply Ann July 9, 2018 at 20:47

          Hi Marie, did you give confirmed flight and hotel booking? Or just dummy booking?

        • Reply Anonymous July 11, 2018 at 19:22

          Hi Marie. Did you book your hotel from booking sites or directly from hotel?

    • Reply Marie July 4, 2018 at 17:20

      I didn’t get my passport back, when I track my application still under process at consulate of Italy, I just applied for 5days which is July 3 to 8.

      • Reply Anonymous July 7, 2018 at 10:23

        Hi Marie, did you cancel/re-book your supposed to be flight on July 3? Hope you’ll receive your visa soon!

        • Reply Marie July 8, 2018 at 12:08

          I have the same situation,did you get your visa.i just receive the mssg my passport is ready for collection.

          • Anonymous July 9, 2018 at 05:44

            Hi Marie, hope you’ve got your passport already! Please update us on your visa. Thanks.

  • Reply Dimple June 27, 2018 at 11:29

    Hello! I applied my Czech Visa on 25th June through prime time in VFS GLOBAL Abu Dhabi. I am planning to travel on 10th July. So there is 15 days in between. What do you guys think that will it come before that? And has anyone else applied for Czech? Let me know. Thank you.

    • Reply RIMA June 27, 2018 at 13:19

      Hello Dimple! I applied my Schengen Visa (Czech Republic) since 13th of June (Ramadan). It was submitted to Abu Dhabi on 18th of June (after Eid).
      And today, I received an SMS from VFS that it was already in transit to Dubai.
      It is very stressing and I do not know if I will the visa or not. Its my first time anyway.
      I will inform you once I received it.

      • Reply RIMA June 28, 2018 at 07:33

        I already got my visa, omg im so happy. If I will count the days from the day my application was delivered to ABU Dhabi, it took 11 days including weekend. Finally, worth the wait. I was expecting they Embassy will call me for any clarification, but none. So all is good. I provided all the documents as per the checklist plus cover letter.

        • Reply Anonymous July 4, 2018 at 18:15

          Hi Rima, wow you’ve got your visa! When is your travel date? Enjoy!!

          • RIMA July 10, 2018 at 07:25

            From August 6 -12 😀 I hope its not that crowded and hot yet. 😀

        • Reply Shilpa July 25, 2018 at 12:08

          Hi Rima
          What is the validity of your visa. Exact dates as per your travel plan or did you get it for a month or so
          Let me know please
          Thanks

          • RIMA July 26, 2018 at 13:54

            valid from day of my arrival in CR until 27th of August.
            its like valid for 2 weeks and a half.

      • Reply Dimple June 28, 2018 at 09:57

        oh no! Maybe because of Eid it is delayed. But i hope you will receive soon. And let me know whenever you receive. Thank you!

      • Reply Anonymous June 28, 2018 at 15:21

        Hi Rima,

        Any update on your visa?

      • Reply Dimple June 29, 2018 at 16:05

        Hi Rima please reply!

        • Reply Anonymous July 4, 2018 at 18:26

          Hi Dimples, any update on your visa?

      • Reply Yasmin July 1, 2018 at 11:39

        Hi Rima
        I am interested to know if you received the Schengen visa. I too applied on the 24th of June and the application reached the Czech republic embassy on 25th June. My travel date is 15th July so I’m very nervous!

        • Reply Ann July 4, 2018 at 20:14

          Hi Yasmin, any update on your visa?

          • YASMIN July 8, 2018 at 04:44

            Not yet Ann. Thursday was a public holiday so I’m assuming the embassy did not work. I’m hoping by today or tomorrow!

        • Reply RIMA July 5, 2018 at 05:06

          Hello Yasmin, Yes. I indeed received my visa on 28th of June. Please count the processing time from the day it was submitted to Embassy, I think the minimum time will be 10-15 dys (including weekend). As long as you submittted all the documents as per the checklist, it will be okay..

          • Danielle July 9, 2018 at 10:17

            Hi Yasmin, have you got your visa? I also applied for Czech Visa last 3rd July.

      • Reply vishal July 2, 2018 at 10:25

        did u get visa?

        • Reply YASMIN July 5, 2018 at 11:22

          Not yet. Still waiting. It looks like July 5th and 6th is a public holiday in the Czech Republic, so applications won’t be processed today.
          I’m so nervous!! Hopefully something on Sunday ;(

    • Reply Ann June 28, 2018 at 15:24

      Hi Dimples,

      Have you got your visa?

      • Reply Ann July 8, 2018 at 09:14

        Hi Yasmin, any update on your visa? Hope you already received it!

        • Reply YASMIN July 8, 2018 at 11:49

          Not yet! 🙁

    • Reply JDG July 1, 2018 at 12:06

      Hi Dimple. Did you get your visa?Thanks

      • Reply Dimple July 5, 2018 at 09:53

        Yes i got my Visa yesterday only!

        • Reply Lady July 7, 2018 at 10:10

          Hi Dimple, what’s your nationality? to process visa for CZ is really need to go to Abu dhabi or there is also vfs here in Dubai for CZ? Did u sent original ticket and hotel reservations? How long you gonna be in EU? Did u sent cover letter and itinerary as well? Thank u

          • Dimple July 7, 2018 at 20:29

            Hi Lady, I am Indian. No both Vfs is same it’s just that in VFS wafi mall the apoointment for Czech was too late, and in Abu Dhabi it was early so that’s why we went to VFS global Abu Dhabi. No we sent Dummy tickets. We did gave them itenary. It took us total 10 days including weekend. But still it is really quick.

        • Reply Lady July 7, 2018 at 22:54

          Thanks for the reply Dimple. Appreciate. But more questions here. How much u have in your bank account. And how many days you gonna travel in eu? Did u booked same Airlines? I mean going to and coming back to dubai or different Airlines in return? Thanks again hope i can get a reply since I’m traveling soon as well

    • Reply NR August 29, 2018 at 07:36

      hello! I thought you should apply where your UAE visa was registered. I read that you said that you went to VFS Abu dhabi since it has early appointment than VFS dubai. Me and my husband are working in different emirates, my visa is from DUBAI and his is from ABU DHABI. We are told to apply separately. How come was yours?

  • Reply Noman June 26, 2018 at 15:05

    Hi Everyone, Anyone applied for Lithuania visa from UAE, I heard there acceptance rate is the highest. Can anyone help with the steps please. Also spain embassy looking after Lithuania visas so how to get appointment for that. Thanks in advance

  • Reply SONAL AGARWAL June 18, 2018 at 12:30

    HI Guys,
    How many days does it take for schegen visa to process.
    We have applied on 11th June and our flight is on 22nd June
    We are confused whether we will get approval or not.

    • Reply Anonymous June 28, 2018 at 15:27

      Hi, were you able to receive your visa on tine?

  • Reply SONAL AGARWAL June 18, 2018 at 12:30

    HI Guys,
    How many days does it take for schegen visa to process.
    We have applied on 11th June and our flight is on 22nd June
    We are confused whether we will get approval or not.

    • Reply Dimple June 28, 2018 at 11:18

      Hi Sonal, Did you get your Visa?

  • Reply Anonymous June 18, 2018 at 12:22

    hi Guys,
    How many days it generally take for Schegen visa?
    We have applied for our visa on 11th June and our flight is on 22nd June?
    We are in a dicey situation whether we will make it or not.

  • Reply RIMA June 17, 2018 at 07:51

    HI! Do embassy consider a cover letter?

  • Reply RIMA June 14, 2018 at 06:55

    Hello! Who already applied for Schengen Visa for Czech republic? How long does it will take?
    I have applied visa application at VFS global yesterday.
    I’m kinda nervous until now.
    I dunno if I will get a visa or not.

  • Reply MIRJAEN June 14, 2018 at 00:47

    Hello,

    I am planning to travel from Greece – Amsterdam – Paris. Is it required to provide the air flight tickets from Greece to Paris when applying for the VISA?

    Or do they just need to have the Dubai – Greece, Paris – Dubai air flight tickets? Thank you.

  • Reply RIMA June 13, 2018 at 08:18

    Hi! I applied my Schengen Visa just today, I provided all the documents required as per the checklist. I was so nervous, but when I handed over the documents to the agent, they didn’t ask me anything. It was very fast! It took like 10-15 min. only. Hoping I will get a Schengen Visa for my trip to CR. I will keep you updated guys once I received any feedback from VFS/Embassy. Take care!

  • Reply TB June 11, 2018 at 21:32

    Hi,
    my friend and I were planning to travel to greece on october. I ask an invitation from parents many times and the visa got approved. But this time my parents will add the name of my friend in the invitation. I just want to ask what is the supporting documents we need to provide. For my case i can give my birth certi and my parents marriage contract. But for my friend we are not related by blood and we know each other for a long time and my parents knows him well…any suggestions what docs we need.

    • Reply JDG June 27, 2018 at 15:55

      Hi Rima. Have you received your visa?Thanks

  • Reply Shruti June 6, 2018 at 15:58

    Hello guys

    Has anyone applied to the Netherlands visa from Dubai recently in May-Jun’18? Is is getting delayed due to Ramadan?

    I took an appointment in May but got the dates for a month later and now it is very close to my travel date of June 21. I have submitted the application on June 05.

    Would be glad if someone with a recent stamping from Netherlands comment on processing time.

    Thanks a lot

    • Reply Karan June 11, 2018 at 11:10

      Hey Shruti,

      I’m in a similar boat as you. My appointment with the Netherlands center is on July 8th and I am due to fly on the 20th. Unfortunately I can’t comment on the processing time as by the time I get my visa you would have either:

      a) got your visa stamped and left or
      b) not got your visa as yet

      I hope it’s the first thing for you. Do let me know when you get your visa. Would ease a lot of my stress.

      Also, does anyone know how does the express service work? I hear it only speeds up the delivery process of the passport.

      • Reply Amrutha July 23, 2018 at 06:57

        Hi Karan, did you get your Visa? We also applied on July 8 th and no updates till now.

      • Reply Amrutha July 23, 2018 at 07:00

        Hi Karan, did you get your Netherlands Visa? We also applied on July 8 th and no updates till now.

        • Reply Owais July 26, 2018 at 10:52

          I applied from VFS Abu Dhabi on the 8th of July as well. did you hear back from them as yet?

      • Reply Anonymous July 26, 2018 at 10:45

        Hi Karan

        Quick question, did you apply through Dubai or AUH? also did you manage to get your on time?

    • Reply Mei June 12, 2018 at 14:53

      Hi Shruti! Did you get the result? If so, how many days did it take? I have the similar situation. Will submit my application tomorrow but I travel on the 22nd June. I had some resident visa release issue so I was late with application. Now there’s a long holiday so I’m afraid they have few processing time. Would love to know! Thanks!

      • Reply Anonymous July 10, 2018 at 10:19

        Hi Mei, did you receive your visa on time? In which country did you apply? Were you able to travel on 22nd June? Hope you can update us. Thanks!

        • Reply Anonymous July 15, 2018 at 09:30

          Hi! Yes I got the visa although it was after 15working day. I missed my travel dates but luckily they gave a 2year validity visa for 90days. It’s still worth it! I changed my travel dates now since the flight was purchased. I read that the visa processing is in Jordan so might be the reason why it takes 15working days or so. It’s really slow but i’m still happy to get the visa. Hope you got yours.

          • Anonymous July 30, 2018 at 11:54

            Great to hear that, Mei! Did you have shengen visa before or was this your first time? Thanks and enjoy your travel!

          • Mei July 31, 2018 at 15:37

            Yes i got 4 total before i got this recent one.

    • Reply RIMA June 26, 2018 at 11:48

      did u get your visa?

    • Reply Jhajha July 7, 2018 at 10:17

      Did you got your visa?

    • Reply Jhana July 8, 2018 at 01:30

      Did you got your visa on time?

  • Reply HMA May 29, 2018 at 18:00

    Hi. I need help here. Hopefully someone can answer me. I’m planning to do Prague – Vienna -Bratislava – Budapest for 15 days. my questions are:

    1. I only have 3,200 salary, is it ok if I only have 5,000 aed in my account?
    2. I will book 2 different Airlines, flydubai going and Wizz on the return, is it ok?
    3. I’m working in my company just for 10 months, does it matter?

    I would appreciate any help. Thank you

    • Reply Shumon May 29, 2018 at 21:27

      It’s depend on Your nationality , travel history and how strong your ties with the country of origin.
      However still you are good to apply.

  • Reply Maria May 25, 2018 at 21:54

    Hi! I am planning to visit Prague next year and all my concern is the proof of financial means. Apparently they also require a proof of financial means to cover the period of stay in your destination. A friend told me that i need to have at least 8000dhs in my bank account to be approved for the visa. Lets say i will only be visiting for 5 days. Is it really necessary that it has to be that amount to show? Will totally appreciate your response to this. i can feel how excited you were while writing this, so am i to my future trip

  • Reply Natalie kharkovska May 25, 2018 at 10:02

    **Avoid Greece**

    Received the passport after 30 days from Greece embassy.
    All supporting documents were in place.
    Visa rejected !!!!
    It’s my fault, I was told avoid Greece!

    *** Avoid Greece***

    • Reply Mary July 8, 2018 at 13:16

      Yes plz everyone should avoid applying to that country. They held my passport for 28days and came up with a silly excuse to refuse my application.

  • Reply Gulfam May 22, 2018 at 04:42

    Hi
    Guys ,I’m Pakistani passport holder I’m working Dubai since August 2017 my salary is 10000k i have travel history also Philippines Malaysia Thailand Singapore i have bank statement 45k i wana apply for schenghen visa anybody suggests me which country beeter to issue visa ?

    • Reply fahad June 9, 2018 at 21:02

      hi,
      contact me if u need invitation from Czech republic. whatsapp me 0556859115

  • Reply Shumon May 15, 2018 at 11:26

    Usually does embassy called to applicant? If called what does it mean. Positive or Negative

    • Reply Shumon May 24, 2018 at 17:12

      Anyone experienced Belgium short stay visa in Abudhabi

  • Reply Azeem May 8, 2018 at 13:29

    Can anyone tell me how long does Netherlands embassy if reject take to return passport

    • Reply Shumon May 29, 2018 at 23:25

      You got your visa

    • Reply A June 6, 2018 at 16:11

      Did you get your passport back from Netherlands RSO?

  • Reply Maria jackson May 4, 2018 at 12:49

    Guys,

    How long is the MAXIMUM Visa processing time for Greece ?
    Please share your stories.

    Thanks

    • Reply KEN May 5, 2018 at 06:11

      I have been in Greece twice. Its usually take 2 weeks or more.

      Thanks

    • Reply Rose May 10, 2018 at 12:56

      Avoid applying for Greece, CZ, Malta Visas. The processing time is like a nightmare. Their embassies don’t care about your emails and calls and they don’t even answer your calls if the matter is urgent. For Greece, there are many cases that the applications got lost or even took more than 40-45 days to process, and even thou after all you get is your passport back blank (visa refusal). Their visa check list is totally different with any other Schengen states (asking for non-sense documents).
      The above blog owner and many others applied for Greece visa about 3-4 years ago, now the system is completely changed.
      As per Schengen regulations, they’re supposed to process the visa application within maximum 15 days BUT this is not applying to Greece, Malta, CZ.
      If you would like to visit these countries, just apply to any other schengen countries and then by just paying 50 Euros extra for internal flights go there and visit their country.
      Their economy is based on tourism, however imagine if they work more sufficient and process the applications quicker, how much benefit they can gain.
      Spain, Italy, France are considered as better and well managed countries in term of issuing Schengen visas. There embassies are more effective and professional.
      If you haven’t submitted your application yet, just change your plan.
      if you did submit your application, be ready for any surprising outcomes and long-waiting games.
      If you go to any VFS offices (India- UAE – Egypt), even the VFS staff advise you, to do not apply for these above countries.
      Above statements is based on the experience of 10-15 previous applicants.

      Best of Luck

  • Reply rima May 1, 2018 at 11:58

    Dear, how long usually they process a Schengen Visa for Czech Republic? any idea?Thank you

    • Reply Maria jackson May 5, 2018 at 23:26

      Between 30 to 45 days

    • Reply anne May 7, 2018 at 16:12

      hi i got mine after 4 days, but it depends, it may tke too long during peak season, and i had previous schengen travel, its better to apply 4 weeks before your intended flight

      • Reply rima May 8, 2018 at 09:17

        Hello Anne! Can I get your email address as I need to ask some advices from you when you applied the visa and when you travelled in CR? thank you.

      • Reply Neeraj May 20, 2018 at 07:50

        I applied for my visa on 15/5/2018 and I received the VFS sms the same day that my passport had been received in Abu Dhabi. The next morning on 16/05/2018 I received another SMS stating my application is under process.
        Today is 20/05/2018 and there is no update yet. I am quite worried as I have a sudden family trip that has come up in 4 days that I cannot get out of. Any suggestions?

        • Reply mehul solanki June 4, 2018 at 14:26

          Hi neeraj… in how many days u received the passport then?

      • Reply Neeraj May 20, 2018 at 12:27

        4 days?
        I applied on 15th May and today is 20th May. VFS website shows passport under process.
        I’ve been to Europe 6-7 times in the past 5 years. First time applied through CZ.
        Hoping my visa comes soon as I need to travel in 3 days.

        • Reply RIMA May 28, 2018 at 07:35

          any update of your visa?

          • Anonymous July 8, 2018 at 12:16

            I got an SMS on 24th May and picked up the passport on the same day 🙂
            Also visited CZ for 5 days and came back last month

      • Reply Maria May 25, 2018 at 21:57

        Hi! I am planning to visit Prague next year and all my concern is the proof of financial means. Apparently they also require a proof of financial means to cover the period of stay in your destination. A friend told me that i need to have at least 8000dhs in my bank account to be approved for the visa. Lets say i will only be visiting for 5 days. Is it really necessary that it has to be that amount to show? Will totally appreciate your response to this. i can feel how excited you were while writing this, so am i to my future trip

      • Reply Maria May 25, 2018 at 22:01

        Hi! Im planning to have a short visit to Prague but a friend told me that i need to have at least 8000dhs in my bank account as a financial proof. Is it really necessary to have that amount?

      • Reply Dimple June 30, 2018 at 11:23

        Hi Anne, even I applied for CZ visa on 25th June. I am still waiting for my visa to come. When did you apply? In which month? Thank you!

    • Reply kate May 18, 2018 at 12:18

      went there last year CZ to Germany to Netherlands, i applied 2nd of april, i got a message that it is in transit and for delivery (as i opted for courier service) 9th of April.

      they’re pretty quick. didn’t make a fuss – even if it was just my first time to apply for Schengen visa.

  • Reply Ella Estacio April 29, 2018 at 12:01

    Do i need to present NOC for applying schenzen visa?

    • Reply KEN April 29, 2018 at 13:17

      yes. It is included in the checklist.

  • Reply Mohammad Muklasur Rahman April 26, 2018 at 19:32

    Anyone has experience on Belgium short stay visa application specially visiting friends and family

    • Reply Mohammad Muklasur Rahman April 27, 2018 at 15:01

      Any one can share the experience of application for the Belgium visa

    • Reply Jusal bianan May 5, 2018 at 14:39

      Hi! We are on same situation. Im visiting my friend in Belgium. I applied last May 1. Im just waiting for the result. Inshaallah it will be granted.

      • Reply Mohammad Muklasur Rahman May 8, 2018 at 03:53

        Jusal,
        What are the documents you provided

        • Reply Mohammad Muklasur Rahman May 8, 2018 at 03:55

          Did you give confirm Ticket jusal

          • Jusal bianan May 11, 2018 at 21:31

            Hi sorry for late response. I gave all the documents in the checklist. Yes my ticket is confirmed. Unfortunately i applied may 1 and my flight will be on the 15th of may. Im still hoping it will be approved prior to 15.

      • Reply chu May 9, 2018 at 18:46

        hi hello, can i have your email please to have some inquiry

      • Reply Mohammad Muklasur Rahman May 11, 2018 at 07:25

        Hi you got ur visa

  • Reply Ma April 25, 2018 at 06:06

    I applied for my 2nd schengen visa this time in France 3 days ago, the day after submitting all my documents in VFS, i received a message that it is already under processing, the next day after that I was notified that the visa was processed and i can pick up the passport, at first i was nervous that maybe it got denied because the passport collection was way too early but Thank God it was approved. They gave me 3 months multiple entry which isn’t bad at all. anyway, to avoid the hassle make sure to complete all the requirements.

    PS. for czech republic it took us 40 days to get our passport back, though it was approved, it was absolutely distressing.

    • Reply rima April 29, 2018 at 13:55

      whaaaaaaaat? 40 days for Czech? that’s long to wait. Where did you get any tour package for Prague anyway? any recommendations?

      • Reply MA May 10, 2018 at 10:02

        I did not get a tour package for Prague, we just did a research and I highly recommend to watch “HONEST PRAGUE GUIDE” on youtube, this channel contains the Do’s and Dont’s, how to go around, best places to go. SOOOOO Helpful!! another thing, just use the Metro and Trams, never ever use the taxis as there’s a high probability that they will rip you off. Thanks!

    • Reply rima April 29, 2018 at 13:55

      whaaaaaaaat? 40 days for Czech? that’s long to wait. Where did you get any tour package for Prague anyway? any recommendations?

    • Reply Joana Marie May 27, 2018 at 18:06

      hi ma.. can i get your email for some quiries? my visa application for France was refused appreciate your help..thanks

  • Reply Mohammad Muklasur Rahman April 22, 2018 at 11:28

    Hi
    I am working in uae since 2007 with monthly salery 7244 and I am planning to visit my cousin in Belgium who is holding Belgium passport. He send me formal letter of obligation ANNEX 3 bis which was attested by Brussels city hall.he also sent me his residence I’d, Salery certificate and family composition certificate.on 2015 I applied for Italy tourist visa and I got rejected.
    I fulfilled all the requirements for visa. Kindly advise there is any possibility for me to get stamped.
    Thanks

    • Reply KEN April 22, 2018 at 14:02

      If your cousin is in Belgium. you should apply in Belgium embassy not in Italy. I Think it will be complicated if the invitation is from Belgium but your plan is going to Italy.

      Thanks

      • Reply Mohammad Muklasur Rahman April 22, 2018 at 17:12

        I am applying to Belgium embassy through VFS. My question how does my sponsor ship
        Letter Annexe 3 will work

        • Reply Denmark April 27, 2018 at 19:11

          I applied thru Greece embassy I just ask formal invitation letter but in some european country there is format and it should be attest from the municipality in that country…

  • Reply Odz April 9, 2018 at 10:23

    Hi everyone. I am planning to apply Schengen visa for Spain. My relatives are there so am planning to visit them. If I will declare that I have family there is there any possibility that they will deny my application, what Im worried is that maybe the officers will think I will not return back to Dubai anymore. Please advise.

    • Reply khurram Tariq April 18, 2018 at 07:56

      yes i think you should not mention about your family just go with hotel bookings, they rejected me for Sweden visa last year due to the same issue, they stated that you are not settled in Dubai and you wont come back and purpose of visit is not justified. i will apply again for Italy or Spain this time
      Goodluck

    • Reply anne April 22, 2018 at 06:05

      hello is anyone tried applying for schengen visa in hungary???

      • Reply anne May 7, 2018 at 16:16

        hi yes i did, just got back from 14 days holiday, first stop hungary, took me 3 days of waiting of my visa, just complete the cheklist and your good to go..

        • Reply Purple July 31, 2018 at 11:16

          How long did it take to get the hungary visa??

    • Reply KEN April 22, 2018 at 14:00

      You can ask them formal invitation its better. I been in greece twice with invitation.

    • Reply aliana June 26, 2018 at 08:18

      Hi, can you share your experience for Spain Schengen Visa? How many days it takes before you got the visa?

  • Reply LIZYL DALIDA March 18, 2018 at 13:57

    Hi guys! Anyone here travelled to Greece from UAE? Strict ba sila sa vusa applicants? Zero balance bank accnt ko but I have stable job & working for 5* hotel. Magkano kaya dapat laman ng bank accnt for roughly 5days stay?

    • Reply KEN April 22, 2018 at 13:44

      Hi,
      Just prove to them that you will comeback to UAE . I think it doesn’t matter if you have balance in the bank as long as your stay is not long. If they can see that you have the capacity to travel there will be no problem. I been in Greece twice from Dubai.

  • Reply Marie March 17, 2018 at 14:04

    Hi guys, would like to know where to get travel insurance, thanks.

    • Reply anonymous March 27, 2018 at 08:31

      u can get sa RSA travel insurance po.

    • Reply anne March 27, 2018 at 17:17

      i got mine with RSA travel insurance, u can purchase it online

      • Reply Chu April 23, 2018 at 20:57

        Hi ann, may i ask to which country do you applied before? Do you got approved? May i ask some advice when you refused from the very first time let say if you wanted to re- apply, so ist possible to buy the original ticket or as ist just as dummy to submit? I m applting for italy. Please advice?

        • Reply anne May 7, 2018 at 16:20

          hi i got previous visa from, germany, czech rep, and hungary,u should not submit any dummy tickets or booking, everything should be validated, u will be denied if it is a dummy ticket.when u got denied, u can reapply as soon as u have completed the requirements.

          • chu June 22, 2018 at 13:41

            Hi Ann, Thanks for your reply. can i have with your email to write you as I have some more clarification to ask for please?

            Thanks you Ann
            CHu

    • Reply Marie April 1, 2018 at 20:17

      Hi Anne thanks for your reply I was planning to travel in Italy on July,I’m confused how to do online appointment, thanks.

  • Reply Ramzi Hashim March 10, 2018 at 13:50

    Is it possible to get the approval of the Italy tourist visa after the departure date? I applied from CKGS- Dubai ,

  • Reply Shoaib March 6, 2018 at 04:27

    Would like to share my story here, previously applied for schengen visa ( Czech Republic ) in july 2017 along with wife and daughter in dubai but got rejected with following reason no. 8:-
    – The information submitted to justify the purpose and condition of the intended stay was not reliable.
    i guess it was because my ticket was a dummy ticket which expired after 5 days and i didn’t submit any cover letter nor planned itinerary, and had some unknown cash deposits in my account which i did not describe in the cover letter.

    Now applied on 4th Feb 2018 in same Czech Republic embassy with original ticket from flydubai and hotel booking for 5 days direct from the hotel as per Embassy checklist,, received a verification call (telephone interview) on 12th Feb 2018, asking my why you applied again since you have been rejected earlier..?, why you want to travel to Cz..? what you will do in Cz..? what places you will see..? when i told them places then that guy started to ask me to describe them..? i gave plan for 5 days only in Prague, So he asked me whats your plan after Prague (Cz)..? i told him nothing i will come back as you can see i have given original ticket, then he told me ticket can me cancelled next day, then he told me that you will go abroad and come to visit on CZ, i told him yes i will come back as i have obligations back in UAE, and at the end when i started to speak out never ending story, he interrupted me and said i just want to know whats your plan in Cz,, i said ok and he hanged up the phone, I was worried as the guy was very arrogant and fired all questions possible on me and i thought i will be rejected again.
    But after that interview a week passed away and i didn’t receive my passport yet, so i thought may be i will be approved, may be they are doing the security check,
    and finally on 1st march 2018 i received my passport with Schengen Visa sticker on it from CZE , valid from 22-03-2018 until 10-042018 , but duration of stay is only 5 days as i requested.

    Documents Submitted : –
    1 Passport + Emirates ID with 1 photo
    2 travel insurance
    3 Original Flight ticket from flydubai
    4 Hotel booking direct from hotel website, then called up the hotel to get confirmation letter on their letter head ( Antik Hotel) in Prague.
    5 NOC from company
    6 Cover Letter
    7 Planned Itenarary
    8 Bank St. for 6 months ( Kindly note :- dont deposit cash, just let your salary credit in your account otherwise if you deposit cash then explain the source in cover letter)
    9 Tenancy Contract ( not compulsory )
    10 Credit Card st. ( not compulsory )
    10 Marriage Certificate ( not compulsory in your case )
    11 Daughters Birth Certificate ( not compulsory in your case )

    Hope my story could help someone……

    Thanks

    • Reply chu April 27, 2018 at 13:37

      Hi, may i ask to which country do you applied before? Do you got approved? May i ask some advice when you refused from the very first time let say if you wanted to re- apply, so ist possible to buy the original ticket or as ist just as dummy to submit? I m applting for italy. Please advice?

  • Reply Mahwish Bilal March 1, 2018 at 18:03

    Dear I want to know it’s important to mention approved leave dates noc from employer

    • Reply anne March 6, 2018 at 16:13

      YES, MUST BE INDICATED the exact travel date in your NOC

  • Reply Reyna February 28, 2018 at 13:52

    Hi, I’m planning to travel Prague (only) on August. I have some few questions po.
    – Since I’m planning to travel on August, when should I apply for Visa?
    – What should I present, a dummy ticket and hotel or confirmed?
    – Am I still required to present itinerary even if I will just travel to Prague only?
    – Any idea how much money should I have on my bank account?

    I need an answers as much as possible. Thank you very much!!!

    • Reply anne March 6, 2018 at 16:20

      hi, 90 prior to your travel date, u can apply for visa, since its your first time give extra time, lets say first week of june, u can start preparing and apply for your visa, i have applied in czech rep. and it took 4 working days waiting period for me, i have acquired schengen visa for 5th time, dont go for dummy ticket for hotel and flight ticket, just present a reservation details. itinerary if only prague is the place u will visit no need just submit the hotel reservation, and ticket including return ticket, money im not really sure,just atleast u have something in your account so they will know u have money to spend while on vacation, and as long as u have a stable job.and provide NOC as well from your company with travel dates.

      • Reply Reyna March 18, 2018 at 11:35

        Hi Anne! Thank you for the advise! 🙂 Is there any problem if I will be travelling alone? Will they question that? Also, do you know any where I could find a cheap flight+hotel for Prague?

    • Reply Dave March 11, 2018 at 06:51

      Hi Reyna!

      You can apply the Visa 3 months before your flight.
      Better to present confirmed ticket & hotel booking because they are checking the reservation randomly.
      For assurance, yes! Just submit also detailed itinerary.
      No specific amount for the bank account, as long as you have a regular salary that shows on your bank account. (Some applicant are suggesting at least you have 5k aed Up.)

      God Bless!

      • Reply Reyna March 18, 2018 at 11:38

        Thank you very much! This will be my first time and I’m nervous already! 😀

        • Reply anne March 27, 2018 at 17:15

          hi reyna,u ca check with booking .com for hotel reservation, and for the flight i always booked with Turkish airlines since they are ahaving a refundable air tickets, ill be in hungary in april 15 and applied schengen and after 2 days of waiting i got my visa.no worries if your travelling alone, i always travel alone, from dubai.Its ok dont be nervous, as long as u submit everything in the checklist, u will be ok:)

          • Reyna March 31, 2018 at 07:25

            Hello Anne! What I worry about is the transportation from Airport to Hotel. Same as when I leave the country. How about Holiday Factory?

          • Reyna March 31, 2018 at 07:27

            Did they ask you if you will be travelling alone?

          • anne April 23, 2018 at 09:40

            hello anne can madali lang ba apply ng visa for hungary? Im planning kasi this november to apply sa vfs hungary. Share naman your experience applying visa for hungary. Can you give me your email address as i will ask more questions. TIA

    • Reply grace March 14, 2018 at 08:44

      i got mine for 1 week only.

      • Reply Reyna March 18, 2018 at 11:39

        1 week? OMG, so I will be nervous for 1 week, waiting for the result of the visa. Did you just provide the required documents listed on their checklist?

    • Reply kate May 18, 2018 at 12:41

      last year when i went to prague (first time to travel europe) with my friend, it’s advisable to apply 30days prior to your intended travel date.this is to give you enough time to provide other documents (just in case they ask) and/or if it is peak season hence the embassy gets really busy.

      we submitted legit travel documents (flight,train or prepaid transportation) and hotel accommodations from CZ to Germany to Netherlands. we didnt really go for travel packages. Keep in mind that this was the only “itinerary” details we have provided. we didnt write any cover letter nor itinerary details.

      I think, traveling with a traveler friend helps.
      We see to it that we arranged our document as per the checklist. We made it a point that we use the proper documents that its already paid – (hotels,flights,train) – what we have in our bank accounts are enough as pocket money (i dont think huge amount really matters. they just want to know that you are able to cover the cost of your travel to europe).

      We applied April 2. got a confirmation 9th of April.

      Although we only got 8days period to stay -which was in our itinerary details. cant complain.

      i think its always about the documents you submit. dummy tickets are very risky.

      • Reply HMA May 29, 2018 at 18:11

        Hi Kate, I’m planning to to travel Prague -Vienna -Budapest -Bratislava as well. But do I really need to book train/bus tickets in advance? and so you didn’t make any cover letter and itinerary? Thanks a lot for the reply

  • Reply azirach February 28, 2018 at 05:48

    hi i have a question. im planning to apply for french schengen visa before the year ends. but im worried that i will get denied because of my salary, im working in a 5star hotel with a salary of 1500 including the service charge. but i also have savings in my account in ph but its only 1000 usdollar and here in uae i have only 13k aed in my salary atm card. ive been working here for just 1yr.and 8mos.
    but this yr the company will send me to swiss bcause i won an award that they will be sponsoring to go to switzerland. so before i apply for french visa. i already had a stamp before so will it be difficult for me to acquire thr visa? im just worried about my slary and my designation as a waitress and my bank statements if it will not suffice their req.
    thank you hope to hear from you soon!

    • Reply Harrianne Uyson March 19, 2018 at 09:35

      Dont worry, it dsnt matter how much u earn, as long as you submit all the required docusments. some people have super high salary but strill get rejected bec of they dont provide them. Just make sure whatever they ask for you have them. Good luck on application! For france is piece of cake only 3 days their processing.

  • Reply Aashish ranjan mishra February 25, 2018 at 21:56

    I want to apply for same but don’t know how to do that ?

  • Reply Raja February 21, 2018 at 00:10

    Hi
    Just a quick question

    I have a 5k salary and i have pakistani passport. two bank accounts with reliable savings.

    Which embassy I should apply?

    Is your visa designation really matter. to be honest I m working in 5 star restaurant and my designation is waiter but my salary is 5000 aed and i been philippines and georgia as well.I studied from scotland and stayed there for 3 years,, 3 years already in same company in dubai

    where should I apply for schengen visa ? I wanted to visit my friends in norway and spain for 10 days.

    thanks

    • Reply kate May 18, 2018 at 12:51

      1. if you will be staying in Norway and Spain – 5days each state, you need to apply on the first point of entry

      or

      you must apply to the embassy of the schengen state where you will be staying longer. for example, if you will stay in Spain for 6 days and 4days in Norway, then you must apply at the embassy of Spain, vice versa.

      previous visa stamps or travel history helps but proper documents is a must. you must provide a strong documents that will show you can cover the cost of your travel to europe.

  • Reply AB February 4, 2018 at 04:24

    Hi guys…I have Pakistani Passport having residence visa here in UAE..my salary is 5000 basic and my savings are around 15000, I have decent travel history as well like Fiji, malaysia, singapore, georgia and turkey, now I want to apply for spanish schengen visa for 6 days.. with all your experiences, what are the chances?

    • Reply Ubfx February 8, 2018 at 16:43

      chances are positive apply it IA you will get it just be make sure you are providing everything they need and they will grant you visa for sure Good Luck

      • Reply donna February 26, 2018 at 15:31

        hi! im planning to go to spain specifically Barcelona this coming April. Is it okay that I will apply in Netherlands embassy even if my point of entry is Barcelona? the plan would be, will stay on Barcelona for 4 days and 5 days in Amsterdam. I’ve read one blog that its fine but im still having doubts about it. By the way, I already had a previous Schengen visa from last year.

        • Reply Dubaiexpat February 27, 2018 at 08:37

          hi Donna, i would highly recommend to apply schengen visa at Netherland embassy or whichever is your first point of entry. I heard stories being sent back by immigration to your home origin. Dont take risk of doing this. Spain schengen visa will take 10 days max. I got mine after 4 working days. 🙂

        • Reply Moana February 27, 2018 at 12:19

          Hi Donna,

          I guess you can apply netherlands but your first entry should be netherlands. From where did you apply your schengen visa last year may I ask?

    • Reply LG February 11, 2018 at 07:14

      Dear AB,
      The decision regarding granting a Spanish visa also depends on your position, how long have your worked in a company and a duration of your trip. If your trip is several days, I think with this savings statement the visa shall be granted. But again, no one know.
      Best of luck! let us know of the outcome.

  • Reply Apol January 23, 2018 at 17:39

    Hi rosel,

    I need your help regarding the bank statement my last 3months zero blance but ihve cash can i deposit and mke that as bnk statement?

    • Reply KEN January 24, 2018 at 10:00

      Hi Apple,
      its better na yung cash andun na sa account mo long time. Instead na mgdedeposit ka now tapos mgpapaprint ka ng bank statement. yung sken kasi khit 3 months bank ststement nklgay sa check list ginwa ko siyang 6 months pero ung pera matagal na siya andun sa account. para hindi sila maxado mgdoubt. But meron nkpgsabi sken before na zero balance ung statement pero naapprove pero 4-5 days lng ata ung stay nia sa Greece but im not sure about it. Twice na ako naapproved sa ng schengen.

      • Reply Apol January 25, 2018 at 03:36

        Hello po rasel panu po pag 2100 lng po salary so u think mbbgyan ako ng visa?thanks

    • Reply joeffrey January 24, 2018 at 15:07

      ok lng nmn zero balance if nsa minimun 5k ang sweldo mo, kasi 2 friend ko zero balance sila parehas nun ngpunta sila ng Italy pero nabigyan sila ng visa,
      pero sabe mo 2,100 lng ang salary mo need mo tlga mglagay ng balance s bank account mo..

      • Reply Apol January 25, 2018 at 15:28

        Actually po my cash nman ako zero blance lng tlga account ko..

        • Reply Rachel February 19, 2018 at 11:04

          Sir Joeffrey, good afternoon.
          Plan ko mag apply ng Schengen visa papuntang Paris, Rome & Athens, bali pano po ang magiging process ng pag-apply?
          First travel ko din po sya and current salary ko po is 6500. is there any possibility po na ma-approved ang visa?
          Bali nagwowork po ako same company for more than 6 years. And how much po ang dapat na amount sa account?

  • Reply Apol January 23, 2018 at 17:27

    About sa bank statement 2100 lng po shod ko then my last 3months account is zero blance but i have cash,can i deposit and make it as bank statement?need your help po

    • Reply kate May 18, 2018 at 12:59

      deposit it to the account.

      but make sure na you are really able to cover for the cost of the travel. there are NO minimum salary requirements. HOWEVER, it will be helpful if you have legit (confirmed and already paid) flight , and hotel accommodation. so ibig sabihin kahit ano mangyari you have a roof on your head a ticket back to dubai.

      besides, magiging costly lang ung travel if you stay in fancy hotels and go to fancy restaurants everyday. there are free ways/options to see the city.

  • Reply Apol January 23, 2018 at 17:19

    Hello po ask ko lng sna about sa bank account if paano un?plan ko din sna apply this febuary…

  • Reply Justin Easton January 19, 2018 at 10:05

    Thank you so much! You are shared the very useful an helpful information for me. I don’t know the which documents are required for visa application form. I read your blog and get the right information for visa application documents. I really want to be thankful for the way you have put it here.

  • Reply ROSEL January 18, 2018 at 04:54

    I applied France Schengen Visa for my Birthday Trip. Hope it is approved…

    • Reply Buds January 20, 2018 at 12:30

      Hi Rosel,

      Have you receive your Visa?

    • Reply ROSEL January 23, 2018 at 09:13

      Got my visa approved last 21st January and received the passport today through courier! It just took the visa processing 3 working days including the day when I submitted my application.

      I applied with my friend and also got approved. See you on February Paris!

      Thanks for this blog and the comment section for giving me ideas in preparing for my application. God Bless us!

      • Reply Apol January 23, 2018 at 17:05

        Hello po ask ko lng sna about sa bank account if paano un?plan ko din sna apply this febuary…

      • Reply Vic January 24, 2018 at 06:15

        Hi Rosel,

        Pwede po mahingi email address niyo? May nais lang sana po itanong sa visa application. Thanx po!

      • Reply Janice February 7, 2018 at 12:36

        How much po the visa?
        Thanks.

      • Reply AB February 7, 2018 at 19:50

        Hi Rosel, can you plz help me by revealing that which embassy and how much balance was there in you bank account? And how many days you applied visa for?

    • Reply Apol January 23, 2018 at 17:33

      Hello po ask ko lng sna about the bank statement my salry 2100 then my last 3months bnk account zero but i hve cash can i deposit then make a bnk statement?need you help

    • Reply joeffrey January 24, 2018 at 15:08

      hi rosel can i get your email may ask lng po ako thanks..

  • Reply Ken January 16, 2018 at 17:06

    Hi I applied schengen visa (italy)through CKGS. But the embassy required other bank accounts here in UAE. But i only have bank account here? Is there any scenario same with me.? Thanks

    • Reply Jaff January 20, 2018 at 12:38

      Hi Ken,

      Yes! It happened to me too. Just email them that you only have 1 bank account in UAE, and you have additional cash for your trip.
      Let us know if you get the Visa. Thanks!

      • Reply KEN January 23, 2018 at 12:27

        Hi Jaff,
        Thanks for your reply. can you send me a sample of your letter sent to the embassy? Thank you so much. Yes i will post here once i receive the passport.

        • Reply Jaff January 27, 2018 at 06:51

          Hi Ken,

          Sorry for the delay.

          The letter was addressed to the Consulate of Italy and just email them that you only have 1 bank account in UAE. Otherwise If you have Bank account in Philippines, it’s better to submit it for you to support your application.

          By the way, Can I have your email address?

          Good luck Ken!

          • KEN January 27, 2018 at 13:19

            Good Day Jaff,
            MY email address is
            denmarkbruce@gmail.com

            Thank you so much for your reply. I really appreciate.

    • Reply Javed June 6, 2018 at 01:18

      Hi ken hope you’re doing well.

      I have applied also through ckgs for italy
      Could you let me know how long did it took you to get your visa from italy consulate?

      Thank you

  • Reply Ken January 16, 2018 at 17:04

    Hi I applied schengen visa through CKGS. They are are asking other bank accounts here in UAE. But i only have bank account? Is there any scenario same with me.? Thanks

  • Reply Ken January 16, 2018 at 16:04

    Hi, i applied tourist visa throush CKGS, they emailed asking for additional bank account, other bank account in UAE but unfortunately i only have one bank account here. Is there any same scenario as mind? Thanks

    • Reply Anonymous January 21, 2018 at 17:37

      Hi, any updates of your visa Application?

      • Reply KEN January 23, 2018 at 12:28

        Still i didn’t receive the passport. I will let you know.

  • Reply inn January 15, 2018 at 16:00

    hi,
    i got visa from hungary last week , do i can enter in zurich instead of first hungary … any issues ?

    • Reply yel January 20, 2018 at 12:41

      Hi Inn,

      Can I have your email address? Just want to ask something about hungary visa application. Thanx!

      • Reply rich lady February 8, 2018 at 10:35

        Hi INN

        As per my experience the first entry should be the country you have applied. if you go to Switzerland you might be denied. And for your information Switzerland has a different visa even do it is part of Shenzhen Union.

        Regards
        Rich Lady

    • Reply Anonymous January 21, 2018 at 17:39

      If you got multiple Entry..Your first Entry should be the same country which you have applied for as per my experience.. its like for validation purposes But for the suceeding Trips you can enter in any Schengen country

    • Reply AB February 8, 2018 at 08:48

      Hi,
      For how many days you had applied for and How much is the money you shown in your account..?

    • Reply Ken February 11, 2018 at 14:18

      yes u can but as stated in application form of hungary instead of your first entry in hungary it should be that you will be staying in hungary for a longer period of days.

    • Reply anne April 23, 2018 at 09:46

      hello inn can you please share your experience applying visa from hungary as i also plan to apply this november. Thanks

    • Reply Purple July 31, 2018 at 11:18

      How long did it take to get the hungary visa??

  • Reply Jeraldine January 7, 2018 at 10:58

    Hi,

    I’m Jeraldine. And im planning to visit my boyfriend in Netherlands by February but my previous company will cancel my visa soon. It is allowed to apply schengen visa eveb thought your visa will be cancel soon. And my boyfriend will sponsor me to go there? And what is the process. I need an answer. Asap

    Thank you.

    • Reply Eljei January 7, 2018 at 17:15

      I suggest you to apply a schengen visa before you UAE visa got cancelled.

  • Reply jamshed January 5, 2018 at 09:52

    Hii everyone..my nationalty iz Pakistani, i have been working here in duabi last 3 years.i would like to know which schenghen country visa i wll get easily.my travel history, last year i visited turkey.my visa designantion is customer service, salary packege is 3500 aed.
    Kindly guide me

  • Reply jamshed January 5, 2018 at 09:15

    Hii everyone..my nationalty iz Pakistani, i have been working here in duabi last 3 years.i would like to know which schenghen country visa i wll get easily.my travel history, last year i visited turkey.my visa designantion is customer service, salary packege is 3500 aed.
    Kindly guide me

    • Reply Ubfx January 25, 2018 at 20:21

      you can try with Italy embassy or Netherlands they are nice and issues visa quickly if your documents are complete good luck

  • Reply Iftikhar December 29, 2017 at 19:58

    I am living saudi Arabia and my nationalty pakistani
    .my salary Is 4675 saudi riyal .I want to go France with my family for tourest visa.my bank statement is 60000 saudi riyal I can get visa or not.pls give ansar

    • Reply Ubfx January 2, 2018 at 21:21

      sure you can apply it is not a big deal but you must have sufficient travel with family before apply so they have no issue you to give you visa better to apply for italy or Nehterlands and then once you got visa go there after landing on italy or NL good luck

  • Reply Eliza December 20, 2017 at 12:55

    Hi
    I would like to visit Greece in Feb for 4 days with my husband. my salary is 4500 aed and I have 15000 aed as savings in my account. But my concern is the company with which I work is irregular with the salaries. So when I am asked to show the bank statement, for few months there isn’t any salary transaction taken place. Will that leads to my visa rejection?

    • Reply biamegne June 17, 2018 at 01:31

      i have apply for visit visa to spain they rejected i want to apply again please what document i have to give i have a friend living to spain

  • Reply Anonymous December 18, 2017 at 21:11

    Hi to all,

    I would like to ask if anyone of you tried to apply in france with less than 90 days visa before the travel date and got approved?! I am so worried coz my family and i applied yesterday, our travel date is in feb 22-28 however my husbands visa is valid until march 15, 2018. We had schengen before in italy and spain. Hopefully they will still approve it.

    Thanks

  • Reply Anonymous December 18, 2017 at 20:53

    Hi to all,

    I would like to ask if anyone of you tried to apply in france with less than 90 days visa before the travel date and got approved?! I am so worried coz my family and i applied yesterday, our travel date is in feb 22-28 however my husbands visa is valid until march 15, 2018. We had schengen before in italy and spain. Hopefully they will still approve it.

    Thanks

  • Reply Anonymous December 18, 2017 at 20:45

    Hi to all,

    I would like to ask if anyone of you tried to apply in france with less than 90 days visa before the travel date and got approved?! I am so worried coz my family and i applied yesterday, our travel date is in feb 22-28 however my husbands visa is valid until march 15, 2018. We had schengen before in italy and spain. Hopefully they will still approve it.

    • Reply ROSEL January 18, 2018 at 08:58

      Hi Anonymous,

      As per required, travel document should be valid for at least three months after the planned date of return. Unfortunately, your husband’s visa is only less than a month after your planned travel date.

      Didn’t the VFS officer warned you about this?

    • Reply SAHIL GARG April 16, 2018 at 04:26

      HI
      I am in the same situation and have 75 days instead of 90 days for visa expiry. Did you get the visa.

  • Reply Khan December 14, 2017 at 00:46

    Hello everyone how are you i need your help as i applied for Portugal visit visa on 19Nov and I didn’t receive any confirmation sms till now its been 24 days I didn’t get any ans from VFS I called them 2 3 times but they said its still under process and they take 10 to 25 days so anyone can please tell me why are they taking so much time like if it was rejected i would have get it by now or maybe before so is there any chance that im gonna get the visa as they took 24 days and no reply yet??
    Thanks

    • Reply Basil December 17, 2017 at 20:52

      Bro they taking normal 15 to 45 working days so only count working days and may i know why you applied for Portugal visa Directly? Well I am asking you because its not easy to get Portugal visa Directly and my personal advice to everyone please before apply to any country kindly check the visa stamping ratio and Check the availability to quota system availability to enter tourist in that country.

      Regards
      Basil

      • Reply Florence January 30, 2018 at 07:28

        Hi Basil, I applied last December 28 and although its holidays, until today I did not get my passport.

    • Reply Florence January 7, 2018 at 10:16

      Hi did you get your visa now?

  • Reply Khan December 14, 2017 at 00:45

    Hello everyone how are you i need your help as i applied for Portugal visit visa on 19Nov and I didn’t receive any confirmation sms till now its been 24 days I didn’t get any ans from VFS I called them 2 3 times but they said its still under process and they take 10 to 25 days so anyone can please tell me why are they taking so much time like if it was rejected i would have get it by now or maybe before so is there any chance that im gonna get the visa as they took 24 days and no reply yet??
    Thanks

  • Reply Rommel December 4, 2017 at 02:36

    Hi!!! to all. I Applied for French schengen visa last November and got my passport with approved multiple visit visa after a week valid for 6 months. My salary is only 3,100 and bank account balance of 11,000. I have comfirmed hotel and flight booking as well as travel insurance and itenerary. I stayed in Paris France for 3 days and 1 day in Rome Italy. Both were beautiful and hope to come back again.

    • Reply Ubfx December 13, 2017 at 19:18

      Congratulations i applied too with family (with wife, Son and Daughter) for Nehterlands Schengen Visa for 10 days and it was 3rd visa of mine and 2nd for family got it back in 10 days with Multiple entries and for 6 months visa Good luck everyone..

      • Reply Janice February 5, 2018 at 10:51

        Hi, Sir. We are planning to apply visa to France with my family. Is it required to submit bank statements of mine and my husband since we both working together? Kindly advice.

        Thanks.

    • Reply H.M.A December 14, 2017 at 06:48

      Hi Rommel,

      Did you make an itinerary letter? How many days total you travel in eu? is this your first time? thank you so much

      • Reply Rommel December 17, 2017 at 23:29

        Hello, it’s my first time in europe but I have travelled to armenia already. I stayed in Paris for 3 days and 1 day in Rome. The requirements I submitted was company letter with monthly salary salary, position, how long you’be been with your company, travel purpose, travel insurance, hotel booking and flight booking. My hotel ang flight is just a dummy as I am not sure if I will get an approved visa.

    • Reply Anonymous December 14, 2017 at 13:23

      Hi do you have travel history when u applied your schengen visa?

      And is it confirmed booking hotels and ticket or just reservation?

      Thanka

      • Reply Anonymous January 10, 2018 at 22:22

        Hello There,
        My flight ticket is just a dummy and hotel reservation only. I have one travel history and that is in Armenia.

      • Reply Rommel January 10, 2018 at 22:28

        Hi There,

        I have once traveled in Armenia. My flight booking on my application is just a dummy and hotel reservation only. I hope it helps.

        • Reply JayR January 14, 2018 at 07:09

          Hi Rommel,

          May I have you email address po? May itatanong lang po re applying french visa. Thanx!

          -JayR

        • Reply George January 18, 2018 at 18:07

          Hello Rommel,

          Thanks for sharing precious info, what was your bank balance when you apply, did you deposit big money prior to apply
          Thanks

          • ROSEL January 20, 2018 at 09:12

            Hi George,

            I have read about Rommel’s previous comments and he said:

            “My salary is only 3,100 and bank account balance of 11,000. I have comfirmed hotel and flight booking as well as travel insurance and itenerary.”

        • Reply Anonymous January 23, 2018 at 17:33

          Hello po kuya rommel.can i get ur email?my iask lng po aq.tnx

    • Reply Basil December 17, 2017 at 20:54

      Congratulation brother your the lucky applicant of this year. Have a safe journey

    • Reply Raj December 20, 2017 at 07:40

      Hello Rommel, thanks for sharing your experience. may i asked you which nationality do you belong? thank you

      • Reply Rommel January 10, 2018 at 22:30

        Hello Raj, I am Filipino.

    • Reply May December 22, 2017 at 11:53

      Did you applied for multiple entry, if so please let me know the documents that you submitter to acquire multiple entry schengen visa

    • Reply Hazel February 8, 2018 at 17:31

      Hi po, just wanted to ask bec you said you have confirmed hotel and tickets but in the below comments you mentioned you have dummy hotel and ticket. Can you please clarify.. Thank you, appreciate the reply 🙂

  • Reply H for homey December 3, 2017 at 10:41

    Hi,
    I have applied for a shenghen visa with a 1.5 month bank statement. The reason is i started working only 2 months ago. I have lived for 2 years in spain as a student ( from 2014 to 2016), my monthly salary is of AED 34,000 and the company i work for is top 5 in the uae.
    Will my visa get rejected?

    • Reply Basil December 17, 2017 at 20:56

      Not an issue you will get visa because you have genuine reason and good travel history. Good luck

  • Reply H for homey December 3, 2017 at 10:39

    Hi,
    I have applied for a shenghen visa with a 1.5 month bank statement. I have lived for 2 years in spain as a student ( from 2014 to 2016), my monthly salary is of AED 34,000 and the company i work for is top 5 in the uae.
    My only problem is the 1.5 months bank statement as i started working on October 23rd, 2017.
    My bank statement shows my salary of AED 34,000 , but its only 1 month.
    Will my visa get rejected?

  • Reply Ryn November 23, 2017 at 17:01

    Hi guys I think as long as u do submit all the necessary requirements of certain embassy you have the higher chances of getting it When I applied for france it took only 2 days and they gave me 6 months multiple entry, Greece took 10 days and only a single entry and also Czech Republic 10 days and a single entry too..

    • Reply Isah November 24, 2017 at 21:00

      Hi Ryn,
      I applied for Italy tourist visa thru ckgs, but unfortunately they refused it even I submitted all the necessary required documents, even confirmed air & train tickets within italy. Maybe it depends on the officer, i don’t know. hehe.

      • Reply Basil December 17, 2017 at 21:00

        No brother Italy now a days not accepting all applications due to Quota system because all ready they issued enough tourists to enter Italy in 2017. Don’t apply again Rush wait now for the 2018 availability chance and please enter to europe from any country then from there take your final destination flight or Train.

        Regards
        Basil

    • Reply Anonymous December 13, 2017 at 10:29

      What are the requirements that you attached when you applied for multiple entry visa

    • Reply H.M.A December 14, 2017 at 06:51

      Hi Ryn,

      Did you make a written itinerary?

  • Reply Yasser Waheed VinCraft November 22, 2017 at 22:03

    I am a frequent traveller and have been to Schengen countries multiple times. Mostly I apply from German embassy , last visa I held was one year multiple which expired August 2017.
    I have completed my application to apply again for attending exhibition on 11 Jan 2017.
    My return date is 21st Jan. I just noticed that my residence visa expires on 1st March ,2018.
    Currently my residence visa in valid for more then 90 days but if I calculate from the date of exit from Shengen it is 40 days.
    Will my case be excepted or do I need a new residence visa.

    • Reply Ubfx November 25, 2017 at 13:58

      residence must valid 6 months before apply as per the rule of Schengen visa from UAE

    • Reply Basil December 17, 2017 at 21:07

      Brother for apply you need 3months UAE Residence visa and 6months validity of your passport. Don’t count your itenerary plan they only concern with these two things so gohead and apply or if you still confused then renew your visa and apply. Good luck

      Regards
      Basil

  • Reply H.M.A November 22, 2017 at 08:00

    Hi could anyone help me. I am planning to travel Europe next year. Is the salary will matter? I mean what if I only have 3000 aed/month salary but able to save for a year for this travel, is that matter? I have 10,000 aed in my account is that enough? i will be travelling Prague-Vienna-Slovakia, total 10 days. Please give me advice. Thank you

  • Reply Anonymous November 13, 2017 at 16:22

    Yes Umar I clearly write in covering letter that last Tim I apply 1st Tim and unfortunately I am not aware the full procedure,and yes I make some changes in new application I make 3hotels booking.umar always go with checklist and make 2or 3hotels always,

  • Reply RED November 12, 2017 at 09:23

    Hello! I applied for Portugal last Oct11 then i received my passport after 15 days and it was rejected! 🙁 The reason in the letter is my intended stay was not reliable, so i admit its my mistake because i submit a dummy air ticket and dummy hotel booking just like what others do…. Then I applied again last 30Oct, and its all confirmed booking.. I have to travel on Nov19 to Lisbon for 8 days. But up to now, i didnt receive any sms and i have tried calling Embasy in Abu Dhabi they said I have to follow up in VFS itself in Dubai and said its already there but when i call Dubai they told me its still under process.. Im confused and hang if its approve or not. My question is if i submit a confirmed booking, do i have a big chance that the visa will approve??

    • Reply Ubfx November 18, 2017 at 14:06

      confirmed booking didn’t confirm your strong ties so it doesn’t matter i applied 2 times and both time used booking.com booking and it worked and tickets attached itinerary not confirmed as all embassies want itinerary not a confirmed ticket so good luck hope you will get it soon

      • Reply RED November 19, 2017 at 12:02

        Thanks for the reply. I got my passport last Thursday nov 16 and yes its REJECTED again for the second time. Im really disappointed and still its same reasoning my intended stay is not reliable.. but what to do.. sigh* And still I am planning for the third time, someone suggest to me that i have to try another country for application and have the assistance of travel agency. (since I am doing the application only by myself and following the instruction stated on vfs website ) Anybody can help me please which travel agency could help and which country to apply to obtain visa easier, but still i have to go to Lisbon

        Yes I am really eager to fly to Lisbon, because I am traveling with my bf because he bought a flat there for him to obtain a passport in 5 yrs.. I have to go with him to prepare the room because it will be rented by booking.com (long story… ) do i have to include this statement for them to understand my travel? We are confused, and delayed for the plan but maybe they will not care because were just bf/gf. any advice please? im sorry but badly need your help guys..cheers*

        • Reply Ubfx November 19, 2017 at 13:56

          well i am wondering if you have other countries travel history or not it is not mandatory but again it makes difference in all applications if you have few countries past travel history and you can try for Italy or Germany visa for next time but keep in mind booking.com bookings are also good and ticket itinerary instead of confirmed ticket is also fine.. update me about your past travel info

  • Reply Muma buere November 9, 2017 at 17:51

    Hi my dear,
    I am applying for France visa for the second time.the last time I applied was in 2015 and I got a 6 months multiple visa.since 2015,it’s this year I want to see if I could apply again for 7 days vacation to France.i finished my 3 years contract with my previous company and now I just got a new resident visa with another company which I had just worked with the present company for just a week and is taking a 10 days leave.what are the chances for me to get a visa granted Pls? Help any one with reply.

    • Reply May December 22, 2017 at 13:04

      Did you applied for multiple entry, if so please let me know the documents that you submitter to acquire multiple entry schengen visa

    • Reply May December 22, 2017 at 13:05

      Did you submit multiple entry application to France Embassy, if so please let me know the documents that you submitter to acquire multiple entry schengen visa

  • Reply Fash November 7, 2017 at 16:30

    Hi,
    I’m planning for a visit To Germany in december last week for 7 days. I have a friend in Germany. But Im traveling for tourist purpose. So which visa is easy to get,visit or tourist?

  • Reply Farhaan Ginwala November 5, 2017 at 13:03

    I am in need of Schengen visa for Czech Republic. Please help me out

    • Reply anne November 30, 2017 at 15:49

      just go to the website VFS dubai then look for czech republic, and look for the checklist, complete all the details and go for walk in, czech republic doesnt require an appointment, i was there in last JULY 2017, gave me 22 days single entry visa.
      Goodluck

  • Reply imran November 1, 2017 at 19:54

    Have any one apply for VISA to give job interview and wat are docs required?

  • Reply Raj October 29, 2017 at 17:36

    Hi my visa got rejected 2 times from italy below are my detail how i applied, kindly help me i need to visit europe i love europe. what should i do

    6 months bank statement with 29,000 dirhams
    6 months salary slip with 12,000 salary per month
    confirmed hotel booking
    flight reservation
    insurance
    NOC from company
    Tenancy Contract
    Company Trade License
    Labour Contract

    • Reply Ubfx November 18, 2017 at 14:09

      raj what reasons they gave and do you have any other traveling history?

    • Reply mel May 24, 2018 at 10:36

      Try to travel to other country first that doesn’t require any visa. Once they see you’re a frequent traveler then you have a good chance of getting a schengen visa.

  • Reply Yasir October 27, 2017 at 08:12

    Hi,i apply in feb2017 for France they refused my visa then again I apply in 10oct 2017 for Switzerland and I got.Always write the covering letter I write clearly y they refused me 1st time

    • Reply Umar idrees November 10, 2017 at 17:06

      yasir can you tell me in detail what did you write in covering letter and how did you made your application this time like any change in application
      khurram_tariq@live.com

      • Reply Anonymous November 14, 2017 at 16:15

        Yes I make the changes,this time a make hotel booking in 3different places,,and I clearly write that last Tim my application was refused bez I am un aware the procedure ,,just follow the checklist

    • Reply Chameera November 15, 2017 at 16:47

      can you tell me procedure.because today my visa got refused from france embassy.can you tell me.
      My email chameera.abewardana@yahoo.com

  • Reply aesculapios October 25, 2017 at 10:30

    Hi! I got my schengen multiple entry short-term visa for the first time yesterday and it only took me 3 working days to wait. I applied for Denmark, friend visit with all the requirements needed and now I have a question.

    Validity from Dec. 22, 2017 to Jan. 31, 2018
    Duration of stay: 22

    I’m gonna be travelling for 16 days from Dec. 22 to Jan. 6, MY QUESTION IS, can I still use this visa if I want to travel in January until Jan. 31? Till I use that 22 days? I don’t get the 22 duration of stay basically.

    Also, on my application I put Finland as the first point of entry as transit but my main destination is Finland, can I go out of the airport and explore Finland for an 8 hour layover or will I have problems upon entering Denmark?

    Will appreciate if anyone can answer. Thank you.

    • Reply Ubfx November 18, 2017 at 14:11

      sure you can travel anytime but your stay can’t be exceed you must leave EU region before 31st

  • Reply Christier October 24, 2017 at 12:00

    Good afternoon po, I just want to ask regarding for applying schengen visa, me and my husband to be planning to go in France for our honeymoon nextyear after weds, kaso iniisip ko lang po kung dito ba kami mag aapply sa dubai o sa pinas, sa pinas kasi kami mang gagaling, kaso iniisip ko po kasi sabi ng iba kelangan 3-2 months before yung flight makapag apply na ng visa, kaso nandito pa kami sa Dubai non. I highly appreciate your response Ma’am. Thank you.

  • Reply Christier October 24, 2017 at 11:59

    Good afternoon po, I just want to ask regarding for applying schengen visa, me and my husband to be planning to go in France for our honeymoon nextyear after weds, kaso iniisip ko lang po kung dito ba kami mag aapply sa dubai o sa pinas, sa pinas kasi kami mang gagaling, kaso iniisip ko po kasi sabi ng iba kelangan 3-2 months before yung flight makapag apply na ng visa, kaso nandito pa kami sa Dubai non. I highly appreciate your response Ma’am. Thank you.

  • Reply Chris October 23, 2017 at 14:30

    Hi Anne

    I hope you could give me a piece of advice

    I already got my appointment on first week of November at vfs France. I’m planning to go France and Italy for 8 days.. I already gathers all my requirements except “ train tickets” would you think it’s required? Since I’m traveling from France to Italy?

  • Reply Anonymous October 23, 2017 at 14:30

    Hi Anne

    I hope you could give me a piece of advice

    I already got my appointment on first week of November at vfs France. I’m planning to go France and Italy for 8 days.. I already gathers all my requirements except “ train tickets” would you think it’s required? Since I’m traveling from France to Italy?

  • Reply Kiwi October 21, 2017 at 02:11

    Anyone here apply Family visit visa going to italy? What’s the requirements? My spouse already in Italy.

  • Reply Aarif October 20, 2017 at 16:09

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    Good Evening.

    I like to check few things but I am not getting proper information from google or any other source,Kindly help me out.

    I am getting married on 23rd of December in India mumbai. I am currently working in Dubai,The company which I am working I have joined recently,so my full salary will reflect in my bank account by this month October and it will be transferred in bank account by 1st week of November.

    Since I don’t have my bank statement for the past 6 months stating my salary getting transferred in my account.so I am lacking on tht point.

    But I do have a travel history in the past and I have also schenghen visa stamp in the past which was more than 10 years ago.

    My question is how me and my partner both can apply for visa to visit Greece for our honeymoon.
    As this will be my wedding gift to her.

    So kindly give me accurate and right information to proceed further and within how many days this process goes on.

    Your early response will be highly appreciated.
    Thank you.

    Kind Regards,
    Aarif.M

  • Reply Nylelim October 19, 2017 at 12:15

    Applied for Schengen Visa (Germany) last August 8, 2017 and got the visa on the 28th of the same month.

  • Reply Umar idrees October 19, 2017 at 10:58

    Hi All
    please help me, i have applied schengen visa for Sweden visiting family on 1st Oct 2017, till date i did not get any response from embassy online tracker saying your application is under process, but 21st Oct is my date of traveling what could be the issue of delay or is this normal time ?

  • Reply ifeanyichukwu okwara October 17, 2017 at 20:01

    Dear pinay,
    Please i want to know from anyone with good schengen visa application experience will 10,000dh saving account bank statement be enough for 15 days visit?

  • Reply Jass October 16, 2017 at 17:33

    Hi I am jass working in Dubai and my visa is until 2020.I am planning to go Sweden on my vocation,which is coming in December. I am single and just wanna go there for 4-5 days. I have travel history and 12k in my account.please give me suggestions if anyone can give as a brother/sister ?? Like what the important thing I should keep in my mind before apply??????
    Will wait for ur suggestions

  • Reply Raj October 8, 2017 at 13:55

    Hello i am applying for italy visa for me and my wife, my in laws are sending us an invitation letter from italy as they have a italian passport. My question is do i have to show the flight ticket or only the booking will work. If yes then how can i book a flight which is refundable. This is my first time for schengen visa i am not sure if they are generous in approval. Also i am mentioning my accommodation to my family is it fine? How many days should i apply for which is good for approval and should i request for multiple entry visa or single entry only. Kindly help me. thanks in advance

    • Reply Rajinder Kumar October 9, 2017 at 10:54

      Hi, Based on my experience of my visa received last month and flying to Italy Nov04th,
      Yes Confirmed flight is mandatory for Italy short term visa,
      You can book the flight with refundable option, which will be 1000Aed more costly, which I didn’t
      I also applied for 1st time, and got visa in 8days
      Better to book hotel near to your in laws accommodation, I would prefer not to show any relation in Italy
      Better to apply for single entry and try for the minimum days, may be 5-6days, visa will be issued for the same period.
      For more detail, please contact at 0503016802, Thanks

      • Reply Raj October 12, 2017 at 20:16

        Thanks Man, i appreciate your advise.

      • Reply UbfX October 12, 2017 at 21:33

        Sorry to interrupt but you can attach itinerary only as well it is not mandatory a confirmed ticket it is a loss in both cases even you get visa or if you are failed i used itinerary 3 times and i got it always so better save money and use itinerary which any agent can issued you after taking nominal charges or you can book online using emirates and select payment option as cash on their office and then use that itinerary as it will be cancelled automatically after 72 hours but you will have itinerary which will show your journey

        have a good day

        • Reply Raj October 17, 2017 at 10:44

          Thank you dear, i have already applied yesterday with flight booking only and hoping for the good.

  • Reply Marie October 6, 2017 at 10:43

    Hi Ann
    I read some of comments that UAE bank accounts is must.can I use my account in receiving salary? Getting personal account here is difficult especially for like me I have only more than 2000aed monthly salary.
    Waiting for your response.

    • Reply iamthelifetraveler October 17, 2017 at 06:04

      If you’re not getting your salary thru bank transfer then I think it’s possible to just submit the authenticated salary slips from your company.

      I’ve already tried submitting my Philippine bank statement as a supporting document since it has most of my savings but VFS Dubai just returned it back stating that the Embassy would only require the bank account which reflects my monthly income and that it should have a sufficient amount to cover my stay in the schengen area. 3 to 6 months bank statement is mandatory if salary slips are not available so I would suggest you to get a bank account.

    • Reply Anonymous November 9, 2017 at 03:00

      Dont apply without uae bank statment.beacuse i have already apply with my home country bank statment and salry slips and it was rejected

    • Reply Anonymous November 12, 2017 at 09:43

      Apply only if you have above 5000 salary. Otherwise they will reject. My friend got rejected twice. Her salary was aed 3500

    • Reply joeffrey November 18, 2017 at 13:11

      Go to CBI bank and apply for a mabrook savings account,,
      Salary minimum of 1,500 aed.

  • Reply Jade Vincent October 3, 2017 at 13:14

    Thank you to this blog for providing us a meaty info re application. Just got my passport with Visa stamped and multiple entry, I apply last Sep 28 Thursday at Wafi Mall, got back my passport 02.10.17. Kudos pinay high!!!

    • Reply Bei October 15, 2017 at 13:31

      Hi Jade,

      May I know which country did you apply for the Visa? Thanks!

  • Reply Jang October 3, 2017 at 07:12

    Hello Guys,

    I really need your opinion as i’m really worried of my application. I have booked my flight for OCT.13 – Oct.20, 2017 for a euro tour PRAGUE-VIENNA-BRATISLAVA. Hence my first entry is at Prague . I did my application at CZECH REPUBLIC VFS on Sept. 6, 2017 and until now i have not received any SMS. I’ve called many time to VFS but they keep on telling me it is still under process. I’ve submitted all the required documents and it made me think have i missed something. This is the longest process of VISA I’v e experienced and my anxiety is killing me. You dont know exactly what is the next step to do since you have booked and paid everything. I did apply for Netherlands, Paris & UK its but the experience wasn’t same as like this. Now, Reading all of your comments, it give me more worry bigtime. what shall I do? It is already Oct.3 and i dont have any feedback yet nor the VFS.

    PLEASE help me what shall I do.

    Reagards,
    Jang

    • Reply Roudah October 5, 2017 at 20:48

      Hi Jang,

      Did you get a response from the embassy?

      Regards
      Roudah

    • Reply H.M.A November 22, 2017 at 07:52

      Hi JAng any news of your application? I am planning to do the same countries next year. Please let me know. Thanks very much

  • Reply Maya September 26, 2017 at 14:31

    Anyone who applied visa at CKGS Dubai on 13 Sept got their visa? Thank you

  • Reply Anonymous September 14, 2017 at 06:37

    Hi, I am planning to apply for Schengen Visa. This is my first time. I already traveled but it was some of SEA countries (so no visa needed) . I have some questions if anyone could help me here.

    1. I am planning to go to Czech Republic after that I will go to Slovakia then Vienna. So since CZ is my first entry need to get a visa from CZ. my question is do I need to make a written Itinerary stating how many days I will be staying in each country and which places ill be visiting?
    2. Do I need to purchase bus tickets for Slovakia-Vienna and return, in advance for additional documents of my itinerary?
    3. Do I need to purchase confirm air ticket or I can just do it reservation and same as the hotels? What if I will have minor changes of my days of stay. I am worried might not get the visa and the air ticket is non-refundable (I am positive though I just can’t avoid getting worried)

    Thank you so much. Hopefully I can get an answer 🙂

    • Reply iamthelifetraveler September 16, 2017 at 08:29

      The consulate will require your confirmed air, train & bus tickets and hotel accommodations that should match with your itinerary copy. They will never reject your application as long as the submitted documents are all confirmed.

      If there are, in effect, two or three “main destinations” (i.e. equal length of stay in both countries), then you can apply to either country. You calculate your length of stay by counting the number of “nights” you will spend in the country.

      • Reply Anonymous September 18, 2017 at 06:33

        thank you so much. I really appreciate your response. You’re so helpful

    • Reply Aman September 27, 2017 at 09:32

      Can i apply for schengen visa while i am on work visa in Dubai from India….!!

      • Reply Lin October 13, 2017 at 17:49

        Do you have number phone ?

  • Reply Dan Onai September 13, 2017 at 18:06

    Anyone applied here in Netherlands? Just wanna know if I need to provide the daily activity itinerary? And do you think 8k is enough for 10days travel? Any advise and suggestion please? 🙂

    • Reply lj September 24, 2017 at 17:54

      Hi DAN,
      Yes you need it to provide.i think 8k it’s enough for 8 days stay,Netherlands is so generous for issuing visa.

      • Reply nicnic October 11, 2017 at 12:06

        did you get 1 year visa?

        • Reply Anonymous November 6, 2017 at 20:48

          Got 1 month approved visa!

  • Reply Rajinder September 13, 2017 at 14:48

    Hi, thanks for providing information regarding schengen visa, I get approval yesterday for a month, m based in Dubai, thanks

    • Reply Sari September 17, 2017 at 16:13

      Did u gave confirmed airticket?

    • Reply Usman ose September 18, 2017 at 09:08

      wish you very good luck and have great time trip. if you would like to apply TRC card in poland. you have the chance here

    • Reply Anonymous September 26, 2017 at 08:31

      hi Rajinder, how many days til you got your visa?

      • Reply Raj October 5, 2017 at 10:52

        Sorry for the late reply, visa is valid for a month to Italy, but I will staying there only 4nigth, from Nov 1st week, Thanks

  • Reply UbfX September 12, 2017 at 20:03

    No it is not required but we took for just in case you can go without child’s it is not a issue at all.

  • Reply Jack September 12, 2017 at 06:04

    Dear any idea how much the bank statement funds should be for italy visit visa. Thanks in advance

    • Reply UbfX September 12, 2017 at 20:06

      it depends for how many days you are going i applied for 2 weeks and with family and show around 100k Aed but if you are single so 30 40k is enough too main thing they check you have 100 euro per day for your stay and have some backup as well after return.. so as long as salary is maintain in account they have no issue at all and same thing apples no matter which country or which embassy it is 🙂

      • Reply Jack September 15, 2017 at 22:33

        Thank you dear, i am worried because my bank statement is fluctuated but ending balance is AED 27,000 and 12,500 salary is transferring every month. Do you think the the fluctuation can cause a problem getting a visa?

        • Reply UbfX September 27, 2017 at 21:08

          it is not a issue at all as long as salary is coming and going out and there i still saving funds so i don’t think there could be any issue with that surely you will get your visa soon 🙂

      • Reply Roudah October 5, 2017 at 20:56

        Hi there!

        The 100k applies to how many family members if you don’t mind me asking?

        Regards
        Roudah

        • Reply Ubfx November 23, 2017 at 20:41

          Sorry for late reply i applied with my wife and 2 kids and i had balance 100k aed or above but it is not mandatory they check your travel history and ties to work nothing else ..

    • Reply Raj September 13, 2017 at 05:16

      Hi Everybody, Morning, this is Rajinder Kumar from Dubai, just want to share good news, I get yesterday Italy visa, valid for a month, thanks for helping with all information and docs requirement, thanks

      • Reply Julie September 17, 2017 at 12:18

        Hi Raj, for how many days you waited for your italy visa? thanks.

        • Reply Raj October 5, 2017 at 10:54

          I receive passport in 8days time, thanks

      • Reply ose usman September 18, 2017 at 09:10

        thats supper, i m happy for you, if you would like to apply TRC card in poland. you can apply it on this visit visa and you can get for 3 years card from poland.

      • Reply Jack September 21, 2017 at 22:06

        Congrates Raj, how long did you wait for visa?

  • Reply ghick September 10, 2017 at 20:44

    hi.. me too, i’m bit worried.. i forwarded my application for visa in Spain last august 27 and til now i’m still waiting for my passport..☹️☹️

    • Reply ghick September 10, 2017 at 20:46

      my flight is on 15th…

      • Reply Sari September 18, 2017 at 14:44

        Ghick have u received your visa?

  • Reply Ann September 7, 2017 at 15:07

    I applied my Schengen Visa thru France on September 6,2017 and I received my passport with approved visa on September 7, 2017. It was very fast processing, less than 24 hours and I got my passport back. Superb service!!!!

    • Reply Ubfx September 11, 2017 at 22:58

      Congrats btw which nationality you are? because it is super fast iv’e ever hear’ed.

      • Reply Anonymous September 12, 2017 at 09:23

        Thank you! Im from Philippines

        • Reply Karen Reyes October 8, 2017 at 07:33

          Hello. Good morning Kabayan. Ask langbefore po if what bank account and what bank ang maganda sa pag aapply ng schengen visa? Balak ko sana pumunta ng France next year, so mag oopen ako ng account., ano po masusuggest mo?

      • Reply Ann September 12, 2017 at 09:25

        Thank you! Im from Philippines

    • Reply ley September 12, 2017 at 07:35

      Hi Ann,

      May I ask, did you purchase your ticket or is it only a reservation?

      • Reply Ann September 12, 2017 at 09:26

        Hi, I purchased my ticket from Emirates Airlines before applying for the visa

      • Reply Ann September 12, 2017 at 09:27

        I purchased my ticket from Emirates Airlines before applying for the visa

        • Reply ley September 13, 2017 at 08:59

          Hi Ann,

          Thank you! Pwede niyo po ba ako i-email Ms. Ann? May mga itatanong lang po sana ako. Thank you. here’s my email po. stan.ley.madrid18@gmail.com.

          Godspeed.

    • Reply Anonymous September 13, 2017 at 10:18

      Hi Ann! Congrats for your visa approval! Can I asked some questions?

      • Reply Ann September 17, 2017 at 20:54

        yes of course..

    • Reply janice September 13, 2017 at 10:21

      Hi Ann! Can i ask some questions? How many days duration of stay they gave you?

      • Reply Ann September 17, 2017 at 20:54

        they granted me 30 days valid for 4 months

    • Reply Anonymous September 17, 2017 at 10:49

      u got ur visa

    • Reply ose usman September 18, 2017 at 09:11

      ann wish you very good luck and all the best wish for you
      i

    • Reply Celeste java October 12, 2017 at 15:01

      Pareho tayo ann i applied for france visa and it took 1 day processing i apply on dec 28 and i rcv sms on the 29th of dec that my passport was ready for collection kung para sau para sau tlaga

  • Reply Farheen September 5, 2017 at 20:27

    Hi chu,

    Did you got the visa or you are waiting still ?

    • Reply Ubfx September 11, 2017 at 22:56

      I guess you did mistake as you know 15 days is official time for visa processing so you need atlest 25 to 30 days intended visit period before apply wondering why you took risk and applied in rush who knows if they check your bookings and refuse on that. but hopefully you will get it, when i applied i applied on 10th November and my dates were dec 20 till new year and i got passport within 8 days but again i follow the rules ..anyways GOOD luck

  • Reply hpcreative September 4, 2017 at 08:06

    hi all,
    i applied for schengen visa for italy through CKGS on 17th august and my application was received on 20th of august by the embassy but still no change in status on the website.
    my question is that the hotel booking that i had done had free cancellation till 3rd of september and unfortunately i had to cancel it yesterday, so will it affect my visa processing? does the embassy check up on hotel bookings? should i book a new hotel and inform them?
    thanks!

  • Reply Halima kibirige September 1, 2017 at 08:38

    I thank the management for updates,but I ld love to know if some one doesn’t have a bank statement is not allowed to apply for a 1 month visa stay in Germany Thank you .

  • Reply April August 28, 2017 at 16:18

    I got my Visa today. Applied on the 10th of August and my documents was received by the Italy consulate on the 13th. To God be the glory.

    • Reply Chu August 30, 2017 at 06:08

      Hi April, Unfortunately, I was also submitted my application on same and was received by the consulate on the same date as you had mentioned. However up to now still I”m awaiting i didn’t receive it yet my passport. as my travelling date is on 6th of september.

      • Reply April September 1, 2017 at 13:13

        Hi chu! Have you tried tracking your application in their website?

        • Reply Chu September 1, 2017 at 17:36

          Hi April, yes I’ve always track my application and and from 13th my applicatio was received by embassy. Unfortunately still I’m awaiting of my passport as my travelling is on 6th of sept

          • April September 1, 2017 at 20:40

            I see. Just be patient dear. You will receive it. And I hope before your flight. With me case, they release on the same day where I stated my landing on the Schengen state. Should be before that. But anyways, I got it. You will also. Good luck!

          • Sahar September 6, 2017 at 18:41

            Have you received your passport?

      • Reply lebron September 3, 2017 at 16:56

        Hi chu, me and my wife had applied on the same day…i have got my visa on 28th august but for my wife i am still waiting and the status on the website still showing received at embassy. i hope we will be informed by tomorrow as we are flying on 8th september.

      • Reply Anonymous September 5, 2017 at 20:23

        Hi chu, did you get the visa ? Or still are you waiting ?

    • Reply Wallen September 5, 2017 at 17:00

      Hi April,
      I have query on the medical insurance mentioned above-Holiday Guard or RSA Travel insurance. I am currently handling ADNIC health insurance . I don’t know if this is the applicable.
      One more thing is the Proof of financial means, bank statements and payslip. My worry is I always transfer my salary to my bank account in the Philippines. How much amount should reflect to my bank statement?

      Thanks,
      Wallen

      • Reply April September 12, 2017 at 10:19

        Hi Wallen, check with your insurance if it covera the minimun schengen requirement insurance of €30,000 coverage. But better be secured by getting a new one. I took mine in RSA and paid just 67 dirhams and it already covers the required insurance for schengen visa. As for the financial proof, you need to have at least 3 months bank statement in a UAE bank. And it should contain sufficient amount that will sustain your stay in days you will be in a schengen country. For me Im just staying for 10 days I just have 5k also because I stated in the application form that most of the expenses is supported by my Italian fiancé. Just make sure you have enough funds as it is very crucial eapecially if you are not invited by an EU citizen.

    • Reply Jack September 12, 2017 at 07:45

      Dear how much statement did you show for italy visa. Thanks in advance

    • Reply janice September 13, 2017 at 10:24

      Hi April! How many days duration of stay they gave you in Italy?

    • Reply ley September 25, 2017 at 08:14

      Hi April,

      May gusto lang po sana ako itanong re applying visa sa Italy. Here’s my email po. stan.ley.madrid18@gmail.com

      Thank you!

  • Reply Aly August 28, 2017 at 12:26

    Helo ..i want suggestion my salry is 2000 aed but i have 22k aed in my account .i want to apply czech republic visa for one week.any chances to get visa?kindly reply

    • Reply iamthelifetraveler September 3, 2017 at 06:42

      Your monthly salary should reflect in your bank statement and the end balance should be sufficient or more than enough to cover all your expenses during your stay in the Schengen area. I think that’s what really matters most.

    • Reply Fashith November 6, 2017 at 18:03

      Did you get the visa with 2k salary? Is it possible with 3k?

  • Reply iamthelifetraveler August 28, 2017 at 07:07

    I got my first visa from the VFS Czech Rep and they granted me a single entry valid for 1 month.
    I have applied again thru VFS Netherlands right after my trip and they have given me 1 year multiple visa. The whole process only took 12 days. Yay!!

    • Reply Czech Traveller September 5, 2017 at 08:26

      Hi,

      In the application, you specifically asked for multiple entry visa or you asked for single entry and they just gave you one year multiple entry?

    • Reply Dan Onai September 11, 2017 at 16:15

      Hi, just wanna ask if you provide a detailed itinerary for netherlands application? I mean the daily activity? I have an appointment next week for netherlands vfs but I’m worried coz i only have 8k in my account but I will apply only for 10days. Do you think is that enough? Any suggestion please?

      • Reply Fashith November 6, 2017 at 18:01

        Hiii, did you get the visa with 8k balance? IS it possible to get german visa for 7 days with 3k salary’s and 10k balance statement

    • Reply Isah November 24, 2017 at 21:22

      Hi,

      Just wanna ask, did you book confirmed ticket to amsterdam when u applied? or is it just a dummy?

      Thanks!

  • Reply Shaun August 27, 2017 at 19:31

    I applied for CZ on 20th Aug and is supposed to travel tomorrow evening but have not received my passport back yet; is there a possibility to collect it directly from the embassy or will they entertain phone calls.

    • Reply kim September 11, 2017 at 07:07

      Hi Shaun,

      After how many days have you received your passport?

    • Reply maine lim September 27, 2017 at 11:56

      hello shaun , i want to apply also in cz, can i ask is it easy to get schengen visa in cz. i was denied in spain last july 23 .

  • Reply Shaun August 27, 2017 at 19:28

    I applied for CZ on 20th Aug and is supposed to travel tomorrow evening but have not received my passport back yet; is there a possibility to collect it directly from the embassy or will they entertain phone calls.

  • Reply Farheen August 23, 2017 at 18:40

    I applied for schengen visa on 10 august my traveling date I mentioned 25 august today is 23th still I did not received any message for my visa status. I am worried

    • Reply April Pinay August 25, 2017 at 10:46

      Hi Farheen. Same here I applied for the Visa in CKGS cause Italy is the main destination and Im travelling with my Italian fiancé. I applied Aug. 10 and was received by the embassy on the 13th. Up until now the application is still on process. Our flight will be on the 27th of August. Unfortunately, we need rebook it. We tried to call CKgS and they said it would be realesed on 19th or the 20th day from the date it was received by the embassy. We just to be patient then. Goodluck to us!

      • Reply Kim August 28, 2017 at 13:57

        Hi April,
        Did you get your visa yet?

        • Reply April August 30, 2017 at 09:36

          Hi Kim! Yes I did. It was kinda frustrating that I need to rebook my supposedly flight on Aug. 27. Then in that same day date, in the evening I received an sms from them telling me that my passport is reasy for collection the next day. SO, yes I got the visa on the 28th. 1 month validity for 10 days duration. Which is what I just asked. After all the anxiety and money wasted, I got it. Gid is great.

        • Reply Chona September 6, 2017 at 19:56

          Hi April, as you have had mentioned that you’re travelling with your Italian fiance, I have some clarification with you please… do you travel in Italy under sponsorship of your Italian fiance? or you guys just applied as individual by just Tourism visa? if you so, your fiance under his sponsorship could you please possible to help me if what are all those requirements to obtain under sponsorship by fiance… and also from your side to prepare…please kindly reply with my email it would be helpful with me at “cho_0215@yahoo.com”

          thanks and awaiting please.

      • Reply Chona September 7, 2017 at 05:32

        Hi April, May I know your email address please as I have some clarification on the application. Thank you

        • Reply April September 12, 2017 at 10:21

          Hi chona! I will be more than happy to help you. Send me an email at epyanglunapolinar@gmail.com

          • Chu September 30, 2017 at 08:00

            Hi April, Hello! I have sent you a mail. Kindly look into, awaiting please for your reply. Thanks

  • Reply Solenn August 23, 2017 at 05:29

    I just got my Visa through Czech Republic after 17 days (the longest 17 days of my life). God is so good. You just have to be patient. I think due to upcoming eid holidays that is why visa processing is taking so long. Just keep the faith guys! I’m flying on the 28th.

    So Europe, here I come!

  • Reply frix August 22, 2017 at 17:21

    i applied begium 20th ontill now no reply. pl why is belgium taking so long to reply.

    • Reply Anonymous September 20, 2017 at 07:46

      hi Frix.. did you get an approval and how long you had waited? i m planning to apply next month.

  • Reply Roxy August 20, 2017 at 20:57

    Everyone please help me. I am planning on applying for Spain tourist visa for 28 days. I only have at around 11,500 AED in my bank account. DO you think they will approve? Based on the amount of my bank account? Thanks

    • Reply Shaun August 27, 2017 at 19:36

      My collegue n his friends applied for Spain n all their applications got rejected; they are comparatively strict with screening

    • Reply Joan Umali September 13, 2017 at 23:21

      Hi roxy im also rufuse if they will approve my documents.because i have 3000aed salary from my company. And i have 10k aed for my bank statement. Do you think they will approve or they will reject?

      • Reply Tinkerbell September 18, 2017 at 13:32

        Hi Joan, were you able to apply a visa? please update me as I want to know if you get approve with 3k salary. Thanks

        • Reply biamegne June 17, 2018 at 04:58

          i have apply for visit visa to spain they rejected i want to apply again please what document i have to give i have a friend living to spain

        • Reply biamegne June 17, 2018 at 04:58

          i have apply for visit visa to spain they rejected i want to apply again please what document i have to give i have a friend living to spain

      • Reply Tinkerbell September 18, 2017 at 13:35

        Hi Joan, were you able to apply for a visa >? How was it? Please can u update me as well. Thank you.

      • Reply len September 27, 2017 at 12:14

        Joan did you get your visa approval? can you email me lhenny01@gmail.com i need to ask something thanks a lot god bless

  • Reply Celeste java August 19, 2017 at 13:46

    I applied for schengen visa france and it took only 1 day for processing i dont know Why others took so long

    • Reply Sahar September 6, 2017 at 18:42

      When you applied?

      • Reply Celeste java October 12, 2017 at 12:13

        I applied on dec 28,2016 in wafi mall i got sms dec 29 that my passport is ready for collection they grant my visa for 1 month

  • Reply Celeste java August 19, 2017 at 13:38

    I think the best time fo applying visa is Dec. i apply for schengen visa france on dec.28 and dec 29 morning that my passport was ready for collection so the first thing came to my mind is my visa
    was rejected but luckily wen i open the last page of my passport visa for france is there. I travel to paris and barcelona alone on march 7 to 12…Good luck everyone

    • Reply KHURRAM SHAHZAD September 10, 2017 at 19:34

      HI MAM HOW ARE U I WANT TO APPLY FOR NETHERLAND WHAT IS THE REQUIRMENTS FOR VISA

  • Reply Umar idrees August 16, 2017 at 12:58

    HI all
    i want to visit Sweden for 15 days to meet my sibling living there.I have a resident visa of Dubai till may 2018 and its been 14 months i am working here.
    I want to ask 2 questions regarding Schengen visa please reply
    1- 30-50k AED bank statement is enough with salary of around 8K per month
    2-Can they reject visa based on being single?

    • Reply UbfX August 17, 2017 at 21:00

      if you are providing your brother/sister invitation so they can’t refuse your visa as you are going to visit them and 50k is good enough amount to get a visa as a single but be make sure provide them all required documents ie invitation letter bank statement company NOC accommodation details and return ticket

      good Luck

      • Reply Umar idrees August 19, 2017 at 19:06

        Thanks UBFX for your reply i will definately provide them all documents, one more thing what is the criteria of bank statement like 50K should be maintained from last 6 months and what is the minimum statement according to my situation

        Thanks in advance

        • Reply Ubfx September 11, 2017 at 22:49

          Statement is perfect i applied with my wife and 2 kids and show them 100k aed and got 1 month visa so there is no issue i hope you get it yours by now

          thanks

          • Umar idrees October 23, 2017 at 10:02

            hi UBFX
            they refused my application and reason was purpose of stay and conditions of the intended stay was not reliable.where did i mistake or what could be the reason of refusal

  • Reply SMK August 16, 2017 at 07:45

    I applied for CZ on 31st July – thats date of submission at VFS. Been chasing since then as its 16th day today with no news. I have another travel planned this Friday and I am not sure if I’ll get my passport by tomorrow (Thursday). Anyone else applied on 31st and got news?

    • Reply April August 17, 2017 at 09:10

      Try tracking your application on their website. It should tell you if its ready.

    • Reply Anonymous August 19, 2017 at 17:40

      Hi! Did you already get your visa?

    • Reply Anonymous August 22, 2017 at 09:52

      hey SMK same thing happening to me. I applied on the 26 july but still no new. the tracker says still under process

  • Reply tukov August 14, 2017 at 14:14

    pl i applied for belgium visa 20th of last month ontill now i got no respons from them. pl wat can i do to kn my visa status bc i already cal VFC

    • Reply Shumon May 18, 2018 at 20:12

      Finally after how many days you got the visa

  • Reply محمد August 13, 2017 at 17:39

    How many days take neitherland ?

    • Reply Jenjen August 16, 2017 at 10:56

      Hi. I applied for a Netherlands visa last July 30 and got it August 8. Exactly 10 days to get my passport stamped with visa 🙂

      • Reply Tinkerbell September 18, 2017 at 13:39

        Hello Jenjen,

        May I know if how much is your ending balance in the bank statement you have submitted? I am also planning to apply a Netherlands visa , but im afraid about the money in the bank account. Thanks

  • Reply kohfee August 11, 2017 at 21:55

    THANK YOU PINAYFLYINGHIGH! just got my passport and they grant my schengen visa application for germany this Eid ^_^

    • Reply Ralf August 14, 2017 at 12:24

      Hi when did you applied
      I have applied 30 July still waiting

      • Reply chris August 16, 2017 at 17:47

        what embassy you applied for?

      • Reply Farheen August 23, 2017 at 19:14

        Did you got your visa ?

      • Reply Shaun August 27, 2017 at 19:43

        Depends on the embassy I guess ; I had travelled to Germany last year where I got my visa in less than 10 days but I applied for CZ this year n still says in process….

      • Reply Ahmad August 27, 2017 at 23:05

        hi did you get the visa from german embassy?

    • Reply MARIA August 15, 2017 at 15:20

      Hi Guys, I just want to share this story. My friend and I submitted our application last 8th of August, apart from us we have another group of friends (3 ladies) who applied for Schengen visa on that day. So, technically, all of us applied our visa on that day (but the other 3 are separate time of appointment). after 4 days, the 3 ladies received their passport.Unfortunately, Their Visa has been rejected. I’m wondering why because i saw their bank statements and it has an amount of AED 50,000.00. I was thinking that if they have enough money to show on their bank statement they could possibly OBTAIN the visa but not 🙁 ……….. Anyway, my friend and I are still waiting for our visa. it’s the 7th day today. I hope God will grant our wish.

  • Reply Solenn August 10, 2017 at 17:55

    Hi! I applied for Schengen Visa going to CZ on August 6th and until now I did not receive my visa yet. It says in the CZ tracking that it was under process. But my friends who applied last May (going to CZ) and July (going to Spain) got their visas in 3 days.
    Upon reading all the comments below it appears that the longer will take your visa to be processed, there is a possibility that it will get refused. Please help! Thanks

    • Reply April August 14, 2017 at 21:31

      Maybe because Aug. 10 falls on thursday. There is no office on fridays and saturdays. So it means that your documemts will be submitted in the consulate on the 13th which is Sunday. Then from that date you could start counting.

    • Reply peppito August 15, 2017 at 13:02

      Hi, it took us almost 3weeks to receive our passport from VFS dubai…we applied on 27th July and we collected the passport with visa yesterday, however it shows in the visa that the Cz embassy approved it on 10thAug 4days after we received the SMS that its ready for collection.

      • Reply Shaun August 27, 2017 at 19:51

        Last year after collecting my passport only the next day I got a text stating it’s ready for collection; Today I tried calling the VFS helpline and the agent was saying that you ll get a text very moment your passport is dispatched from embassy. I told her what happened with me last year and she didn’t have anything to say to that

    • Reply MARIA August 15, 2017 at 15:21

      have you got your visa already?

  • Reply Irfan August 10, 2017 at 14:06

    hi,
    I am planning to apply for schengen visa. can some buddy let me know what is the maximum time they issue the visa for? suppose i am going for 10 days so they will provide me 10 days visa only or more than 10 days?
    please reply if some one knows?

  • Reply Suzette August 9, 2017 at 21:58

    Good day, Ma’am!
    I’ll be applying schengen visa to france. Can i use the online bank statement printout instead of asking at the bank ? Thank u.

    • Reply Anonymous August 13, 2017 at 20:31

      Better to get ot from the bank cause they will look for the stamp. They will usually release it on the same day

  • Reply Suzette August 9, 2017 at 21:55

    Good day, Ma’am!
    I’ll be applying schengen visa tonfrance. Can i use the online bank statement printout instead of asking at the bank ? Thank u.

  • Reply Ralf August 9, 2017 at 15:37

    Hi can you pls tell someone , I got two times rejected my visa Greece and Austria. Now I applied German is possibility to get this time cz my third time.

  • Reply J August 7, 2017 at 10:25

    Hi. Anyone here who is also waiting Schengen visa from Netherlands?

    I thought they release fast. 🙁 It’s my 8th day today, still waiting.

    • Reply محمدوقاص شریف August 13, 2017 at 12:22

      Hi j
      Did you get visa

    • Reply KASHI August 16, 2017 at 11:03

      HI J
      DID YOU GET YOUR PASSPORT.YOU GOT VISA OR NOT.IF YOU GET HOW MANY DAYS THEY TOOK.

    • Reply Dan Onai September 11, 2017 at 16:27

      Hi did you get a visa to netherlands?

  • Reply April August 7, 2017 at 09:06

    Hello dear fellow travelers! Anyone here tried to process a Schengen Visa for Italy in CKGS? How many days do they usually release the passport? Thank you.

    • Reply UbfX August 9, 2017 at 20:27

      yes i did and they released me on day 11th with family like 2 adults and 2 kids 🙂

      • Reply April August 11, 2017 at 06:30

        Great! I just applied yesterday. I hope it will be fast and positive!

      • Reply Maya September 12, 2017 at 11:03

        Hi, did you get confirmed ticket (purchased or dummy) for family of 4? Or hold booking is fine?

      • Reply Maya September 12, 2017 at 11:05

        Hi did you have confirmed ticket and not dummy for family of 4? Thanks

        • Reply UbfX September 12, 2017 at 15:39

          i used dummy itinerary provided me by my travel agent which was showing my date of departure and date of return 😉

        • Reply UbfX September 12, 2017 at 16:48

          plus i use booking.com hotel which had free cancellation 🙂

          • Maya September 12, 2017 at 17:27

            THank you. Hopefully positive.

          • Maya September 12, 2017 at 17:40

            Do children age 5 need to present at CKGS?

  • Reply Maria August 1, 2017 at 18:18

    Got my visa in 10 days from Greece vfs AMAZING and super fast

    • Reply J August 7, 2017 at 10:47

      Hi. Anyone here who is also waiting for Netherlands schengen visa?

      I’m still waiting. 8th day now.. I thought they release fast. 🙁

      • Reply Kashi August 13, 2017 at 20:34

        Did you get visa?

      • Reply King August 15, 2017 at 14:07

        Did you get visa

    • Reply Irfan August 9, 2017 at 13:01

      Dear Maria,
      You applied first time for schengen visa? please let me know. I am also planning to apply.

  • Reply May Platon July 31, 2017 at 15:13

    Hi !Gudpm…Thankyou for your blog it is very helpful to me since i wanted to visit Italy next year and it will be my first time.
    I just want to know where i can get Travel Insurance?
    Thankyou again

  • Reply Avhie July 30, 2017 at 14:38

    Hello guys, can anyone recommend an affordable Schengen travel insurance here in Dubai? thanks

    • Reply Kish August 2, 2017 at 15:16

      RSA http://rsadirect.ae/travel-insurance 🙂

    • Reply Anonymous August 7, 2017 at 07:58

      If your current medical insurance are covered worldwide the you can request from your insurance provider to provide you a travel insurance certificate..but if not, its around 120dhs in any travel agencies.

    • Reply peppito August 7, 2017 at 08:02

      If your medical insurance covered worldwide you can request from your insurance provider for a travel insurance certificate…its FREE.

  • Reply DAVINDER PAL July 24, 2017 at 12:44

    I applied for Schegen Visa (CZECH REBLIC) with wife and 1 daughter on 20th of July 2017 ,And my travel plan is 4days prague , then 2 days in vienna and 2days in budapest….. Lets see whats the result will come …. please pray for us

    • Reply Jampadoodle August 1, 2017 at 15:59

      Visa will take 5 days before you received it. Dont worry. nobody fail to get visa in czech republic.

      • Reply DAVINDER PAL August 2, 2017 at 13:52

        Still waiting……..no news till now

        • Reply peppito August 7, 2017 at 08:05

          Did you already receive your passport from the embassy? we applied in 27th July and still under process…tnx

        • Reply Anonymous August 7, 2017 at 16:16

          Today VFS text you?

        • Reply Nido August 15, 2017 at 05:35

          Hi, did you get visas , because we also applied on 30 July, till now no news

    • Reply Murtz123 August 3, 2017 at 10:08

      Has your visa arrived? I have applied for a Czech visa along with my wife and 1 year old daughter on the 30th of July and tracking shows visa under process.

      • Reply Murtz123 August 3, 2017 at 10:13

        I travelled to Switzerland last year and had recieved the passport in 2 days. Also, I’m travelling on the 21st of August, hope I get the passport soon.

        • Reply KZ August 7, 2017 at 05:57

          I also applied for a Czech schengen visa on 30th July, still no news as of today.

        • Reply DAVINDER PAL August 8, 2017 at 06:54

          Has your visa arrived… I m still waiting

        • Reply DAVINDER PAL August 8, 2017 at 12:33

          i got rejection with 8 no reason the information submitted regarding the justification for the purpose and condotion of the intended stay was not reliable

        • Reply DAVINDER PAL August 8, 2017 at 12:34

          it could be may be i show flight resevation for local instead of train

      • Reply DAVINDER PAL August 4, 2017 at 05:11

        Still same message :Visa application ref no.ABCZ/xxxxx/xxxx/01 is under process at the Embassy of the Czech Republic , Abu Dhabi on 7/23/2017
        May be because of i dont have travel history i dont know what the result will come

      • Reply peppito August 12, 2017 at 19:14

        Hi Murtz, have you received your visa? im travelling on the 29th Aug to CZ and still waiting for my visa..

        • Reply Murtz123 August 13, 2017 at 21:08

          Hi, I haven’t received any information yet, still the tracker is showing under process, it’s been 15 calender days and I need to travel next week.

        • Reply Murtz123 August 13, 2017 at 21:11

          Hi, I haven’t received any information yet, the tracker is still showing under process, it’s been 15 calender days and i need to travel next week.

          • Murtz123 August 15, 2017 at 17:27

            Finally, I received my visa today after 16 days.

    • Reply Sheraz August 7, 2017 at 13:44

      Hi david. Did you got the visa yet?

    • Reply Tashar August 9, 2017 at 10:13

      Hey. Did you receive your Schengen visa (Czech Republic)? I have applied on 25th July and still did not receive it.

      • Reply DAVINDER PAL August 10, 2017 at 04:50

        Its rejected i will inform to all if u r going to different differnt country in schngen must provide train booking if asked dont provide flight internery if it not too far …

        • Reply MANMEET SINGH August 19, 2017 at 19:22

          Hello bro can you help me?

      • Reply Irfan August 17, 2017 at 06:44

        Hi, Anybody how applied first time for CZ schengen visa and got?
        Please reply how many days they took for issuing first time visa?
        thanks

  • Reply fredo July 16, 2017 at 14:53

    I applied for Schegen Visa (Italy) 3rd of July this month and it was release today earlier @ VFS abu dhabi. My Tip for applying Schegen visa is just strictly follow the checklist thats all. Base from experience it was also stressful because I did not receive any email and sms on what’s the status of my application I don’t know the reason why. But the tracking link on their website is pretty useful.

    • Reply Jamil July 17, 2017 at 13:17

      Dear could you tell me an specific amount for bank statement for schengen visa

      • Reply UbfX July 27, 2017 at 21:53

        it could be atlest 20 to 25k aed to show them but it is not mandatory but for safe side the amount is fine what they check is basically your salary is coming and how much you are saving and how much you can spend on travel as they have all calculations 🙂

        thanks

    • Reply Suzette August 9, 2017 at 22:04

      Can I used the online bank statement prinout instead of asking directly from the bank? Thank u

  • Reply Ahmed surajudeen O July 11, 2017 at 07:24

    Hello, pls can a Nigerian with UAE residence apply for schengen visa in Dubai. Thanks

    • Reply sky July 14, 2017 at 12:27

      Yes if you have a residency permit of UAE you can apply for a Schengen visa from Dubai or Abu Dhabi.

      However you residency permit should be valid for at least three to six months depending on the embassy in which you are applying.

  • Reply Jamil July 4, 2017 at 11:59

    Hey can any one tell me how much bank statement should be for Europe visit visa with family of 1 infant and husband wife
    It will be a great help if some one brief me

  • Reply Jamil July 4, 2017 at 11:58

    Hey can any one tell me how much bank statement should be for Europe visit visa with family of 1 infant and husband wife
    It will be a great help if some one brief me

  • Reply Dubai30 July 4, 2017 at 10:51

    Hi guys, i need some advice! My intended travel plan is on 13th until 17th of October 2017 however my UAE Residence visa will expire on 15th Feb., 2018. All in all, I have 120 days left til my visa expires. Will there be any problem if I apply for a Schengen Visa considering this issue?

  • Reply Beth Co June 28, 2017 at 12:55

    My husband and I applied for schengen visa for the first time going to Germany a week ago. And got our approved visa today. Yahooo! See u soon Germany!!!

    • Reply kohfee July 3, 2017 at 21:27

      Hello Ma’am beth,can I ask you about the germany visa, can I have your email,? Here is my email also kohfeekoh@gmail.com

    • Reply MANMEET SINGH August 19, 2017 at 19:24

      Can you please help me?ihave similar plans

  • Reply mursaleen June 25, 2017 at 01:22

    hi guys can u update me that how much salary is enough for shengen visa and after how long should we apply for visa after joinung the new comopany

    • Reply Noor mohamed August 2, 2017 at 08:05

      AED 3000 Possible to apply, Im living in Dubai more than 5 Years,Can you reply plz

      • Reply Basil August 2, 2017 at 17:40

        Any one wants to go europe please feel free to contact me guaranteed visa any profession payment after visa.basilzaman@hotmail.com
        0527755746

      • Reply peppito August 7, 2017 at 08:08

        Salary does not matter as long as you are employed and you have enough money in your bank account to cover all your expenses on your trip.

      • Reply Irfan August 9, 2017 at 13:07

        Have you applied with having salary of AED 3000?

  • Reply Mond June 22, 2017 at 13:18

    I just received the updated email: the status says, ”processed visa application REF:…., has been received from The Kingdom of Netherlands to the Netherland visa application, UAE

  • Reply MA June 22, 2017 at 08:05

    Hi Everyone,

    Just want to share my experience in applying for Czech Republic Schengen Visa via VFS, My husband and I submitted our application 1st week of May through VFS. It was a pretty stressful experience because they asked us to submit the train tickets and 6 months bank statement although on the embassy webpage it says 3 months would suffice. After submission, here comes the waiting game, first we though it would only take us a maximum of 3 weeks but lo and behold, it took us a total of 40 days before we receive the SMS notification that our visa has been processed. upon reading other people’s experience on PinayFlyingHigh Blog i thought maybe our visa was refused because most people waited for more than 30 days to find out that their visa were refused . To my surprise, upon claiming our passport!! THANK GOD, we both got visa stamps on our passport!!! Lesson Learned, you just need to be very patient especially since it is summer season. Let me know if you have any questions!! 🙂

    • Reply Amir June 24, 2017 at 11:48

      Hi, i would like to apply to. have you ever been to other countries for travel history?

      • Reply MA June 27, 2017 at 13:49

        @AMIR, I’ve only been to one asian country but my husband has been to the US and has a valid US Visa, i really don’t think that the travel history will matter, as long as you have complete set of documents and strong ties to your country of residency then you should have no problem with applying for a schengen visa.

        • Reply Amir June 29, 2017 at 04:47

          Hi, but last year I applyed for schengan and they reject it. Then I went to other Asian countries . Now I want to appy again please let me know how to do this in a proper way and u booked dummy tickets or paid?

          • MA July 4, 2017 at 06:24

            @AMIR,

            it will be depending on which country you will visit, for example, the Czech Republic embassy does not require you to purchase an actual ticket and a reservation would suffice, i was granted a visa with only flight reservation and booked my hotels through booking.com. But if you are planning to visit, say, France or Italy, i believe you have to present actual flight tickets and paid hotel accommodation so they can grant you a visa. Again, it depends on the country you will be visiting. I suggest do a thorough research by visiting the website of the embassy and check with VFS as well. Hope this helps.

          • Jackie July 26, 2017 at 09:19

            Hi Amir,
            Have you applied your schengen visa to Italy?

          • Irfan August 9, 2017 at 13:11

            Dear Amir,
            FOr which country you applied schengen visa when it was rejected? Please reply?

    • Reply davinder pal July 19, 2017 at 11:31

      i m waiting for ur reply how u arrange train ticket

    • Reply Solenn August 10, 2017 at 18:08

      Hi Ma! I just applied on August 6th and until now I did not receive yet my visa. My friend just got her visa in 3 days going to CZ as well. I think that the more chances that you are waiting, it will be refused. I’m losing all my hope right now.

  • Reply delma rose June 20, 2017 at 05:55

    Hi everybody…I have 2 questions that I would like anyone who knows to help me with.
    1.I joined a Dubai company 6months ago and would like to go for a 10 days shengen trip in october. I have my 2 year valid residence visa and will have a bank statement of 12k by then. WILL they chek on short stay in Dubai for less than a year as a reason to refuse me the visa?
    2. I read all yr feed backs it’s all amazing but I got confused I realy don’t know from where to start now and where to adress for visa assistance. Am in Dubai any one can give me a hint? Thanks all

    • Reply Shaw June 24, 2017 at 12:01

      I got mine refused for Spain. When showed it to a consultant. The consultant said that they refused it because I was only 6 months working with my company when I applied.

      • Reply Anonymous June 27, 2017 at 08:10

        Hi Delma.
        (1) You have a high probability of refusal coz of your 6 months (only) work status. What they want to see is your work stability in UAE and your capability to finance your travel, unless you have a previous work prior to your Dubai company where you currently works at. And also that you are coming back here after your supposed travel.
        (2) It is always advisable to get in touch direct with the country’s embassy for their visa requirements OR you may also check VFS Global, since majority of schengen visas are now being processed through them.

    • Reply Mina June 27, 2017 at 22:42

      hi Delma, I also work here in Dubai and im also 6months working in my company and planning to apply for shengen visa too! in your experience do u think it will be more easy if my friend that is living there will be the one who will get visa for me? or its same?

  • Reply Chami June 20, 2017 at 00:44

    Hi anyone knows how long it will take Austria visa
    One of my friend applied 30 th may still not received

    • Reply Ragha July 13, 2017 at 09:34

      Really still waiting 3 weeks now. Did you get it.

  • Reply BM June 8, 2017 at 22:15

    Hi All, I am travelling with my wife and daughter to Italy . I have applied through UAE but came to know few days back that UAE residence visa needs to be valid for atleast 3 months. I have already applied for renewal but chances are that I might not get the renewal before my visa appointment date in VFS. Is there a way I can submit some documents as a proof that I have applied for visa renewal so that I will get my tourist visa. My wife and daughter have valid UAE residence visa for next one year so its my visa which would create issue.

    • Reply Anonymous June 19, 2017 at 17:14

      Hi , I have the same issue with you. But I got 86 days remaining to be exact. Actually my visa will be expired on dec 10 and I don’t think our company will renew it sooner, my planned travel date will be sept 1-15. Did you try to apply and get it approve? Please need your reply. Thanks

  • Reply Sarah Jogen June 3, 2017 at 07:45

    Me and 2 of my friends applied for Greece visa last May 11 thru VFS Dubai and still waiting til now. We are first timer applicants and we submitted all required docs and they said 2-3 weeks is the standard processing time.
    Last message I got from them via email after I followed up